[brand (from its markings) + -ling.]
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(Animals) a small red earthworm, Eisenia foetida (or Helodrilus foetidus), found in manure and used as bait by anglers
[C17: from brand + -ling1]
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(ˈbrænd lɪŋ)

a small reddish brown earthworm, Eisenia foetida, having yellow markings, used as bait.
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