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earth·worm

 (ûrth′wûrm′)
n.
Any of various terrestrial annelid worms of the class Oligochaeta, especially those of the family Lumbricidae, that burrow into and help aerate and enrich soil.
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earthworm

(ˈɜːθˌwɜːm)
n
(Animals) any of numerous oligochaete worms of the genera Lumbricus, Allolobophora, Eisenia, etc, which burrow in the soil and help aerate and break up the ground.
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earth•worm

(ˈɜrθˌwɜrm)

n.
any annelid worm that burrows in soil, esp. a worm of the genus Lumbricus.
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earth·worm

(ûrth′wûrm′)
Any of various segmented worms living in the ground that burrow into and enrich soil. Earthworms are annelids, related to the leeches, and vary in size from a few inches to 11 feet (3 meters) in length. See Note at worm.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.earthworm - terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soilearthworm - terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
oligochaete, oligochaete worm - hermaphroditic terrestrial and aquatic annelids having bristles borne singly along the length of the body
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earthworm

noun
Related words
adjective lumbricoid
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Translations
دودَة أرْض
regnorm
lombrizmala persona
kastemato
földigiliszta
ánamaîkur
ミミズ
dážďovka

earthworm

[ˈɜːθwɜːm] Nlombriz f
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earthworm

[ˈɜːrθwɜːrm] nver m de terre
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earthworm

[ˈɜːθˌwɜːm] nlombrico
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earth

(əːð) noun
1. the third planet in order of distance from the Sun; the planet on which we live. Is Earth nearer the Sun than Mars is?; the geography of the earth.
2. the world as opposed to heaven. heaven and earth.
3. soil. Fill the plant-pot with earth.
4. dry land; the ground. the earth, sea and sky.
5. a burrow or hole of an animal, especially of a fox.
6. (a wire that provides) an electrical connection with the earth.
verb
to connect to earth electrically. Is your washing-machine properly earthed?
ˈearthen adjective
(of a floor etc) made of earth.
ˈearthly adjective
1. of or belonging to this world; not heavenly or spiritual. this earthly life.
2. possible. This gadget has no earthly use.
ˈearthenware noun, adjective
(of) a kind of pottery coarser than china. an earthenware dish.
ˈearthquake noun
a shaking of the earth's surface. The village was destroyed by an earthquake.
ˈearthworm noun
(usually worm) a kind of small animal with a ringed body and no backbone, living in damp earth.
on earth
used for emphasis. What on earth are you doing?; the stupidest man on earth.
run to earth
to find (something or someone) after a long search. He ran his friend to earth in the pub.
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earthworm

n. lombriz de tierra; gusano.
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``Good Jew good beast good earthworm!'' said the yeoman, losing patience; ``an thou dost go on to put thy filthy lucre in the balance with thy daughter's life and honour, by Heaven, I will strip thee of every maravedi thou hast in the world, before three days are out!''
Athwart that waving hair, more glossy than the plumage of a raven, a thick, rough, gray rope was visible, twisted and knotted, chafing her delicate collar-bones and twining round the charming neck of the poor girl, like an earthworm round a flower.
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An undated image provided by Cristina Gonzalez Sevilleja shows two earthworms next to a two pound coin Image Credit: NYT
Some projects in question include the Sh4.3 million earthworms and blackflies projects that the Auditor General says were not undertaken, Sh90 million macadamia and avocado project whose progress is in doubt, the potato project that residents claim did not sprout and the ndengu project, which the county had promised to buy at higher prices but failed.