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lug·worm

 (lŭg′wûrm′)
n.
Any of various burrowing marine annelid worms of the genus Arenicola, especially A. marina, often used as fishing bait. Also called lobworm.

[Origin unknown.]

lugworm

(ˈlʌɡˌwɜːm)
n
(Animals) any polychaete worm of the genus Arenicola, living in burrows on sandy shores and having tufted gills: much used as bait by fishermen. Sometimes shortened to: lug Also called: lobworm
[C17: of uncertain origin]

lug•worm

(ˈlʌgˌwɜrm)

n.
any burrowing annelid worm of the genus Arenicola, of ocean shores, having tufted gills.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lugworm - marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the backlugworm - marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait
class Polychaeta, Polychaeta - marine annelid worms
polychaete, polychaete worm, polychete, polychete worm - chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles
Translations

lugworm

[ˈlʌgˌwɜːm] Nlombriz f de tierra

lugworm

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lugworm

[ˈlʌgˌwɜːm] narenicola
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