blindworm(redirected from blindworms)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
[From its small eyes.]
(Animals) another name for slowworm
a limbless European lizard, Anguis fragilis.
[1425–75; so called because the eyes are very small]
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|Noun||1.||blindworm - small burrowing legless European lizard with tiny eyes; popularly believed to be blind|
anguid lizard - any of a small family of lizards widely distributed in warm areas; all are harmless and useful as destroyers of e.g. slugs and insects
|2.||blindworm - any of the small slender limbless burrowing wormlike amphibians of the order Gymnophiona; inhabit moist soil in tropical regions|
amphibian - cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form