glow-worm


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glow-worm

n
1. (Animals) a European beetle, Lampyris noctiluca, the females and larvae of which bear luminescent organs producing a greenish light: family Lampyridae
2. (Animals) any of various other beetles or larvae of the family Lampyridae
Translations

glow-worm

glow-worm

[ˈgləʊˌwɜːm] nlucciola

glow

(gləu) verb
1. to give out heat or light without any flame. The coal was glowing in the fire.
2. to have red cheeks because of heat, cold, emotion etc. The little boy glowed with pride.
noun
the state of glowing. the glow of the coal in the fire.
ˈglowing adjective
glowing colours.
ˈglow-worm noun
a kind of beetle whose tail glows in the dark.
References in periodicals archive ?
In this algorithm, each glow-worm moves towards a neighbour which has a luciferin value associated with it by using a probabilistic mechanism.
When Kirsty looked in St John's Gardens, she saw a hundred glow-worm lights and tiny figures dancing about.
Whale of a time For your own memorable adventure I recommend whale watching and swimming with wild dusky dolphins in Kaikoura Bay; kayaking with the seals on Milford Sound; visiting a glow-worm grotto like the one in Waitomo Caves; and close encounters with albatrosses and yellow-eyed penguins.
The trip will take visitors on a cruise on Milford Sound; time spent in the Glacier region; a stop in the Mount Cook area; Glow-worm wtching in the Waitomo Caves; and sightseeing in Auckland, Rotorua and Christchurch.
Which, on its own, would not have been enough to persuade us to part with our ancient Glow-Worm.
The Falls are an easy thirty to forty-five minute drive from Waitomo--home of the popular glow-worm caves.
As dusk fell, crowds of up to 500 villagers gathered and the whole thing came to life, transforming off-the shelf tent poles and a bag polyester netting (typically used for underwear or indoor cricket nets) into a giant animated glow-worm.
WHEN I was a child I was given a book of strange science-type conundrums such as 'Why does a glow-worm glow?
Although the reputation of today's race as a Classic guide has suffered in recent years, Hills at least has seen his winners Storming Home finish fifth and The Glow-Worm sixth in the Derby.
If you've ever seen a male glow-worm close up, you'll understand why the females don't want to have sex with the lights on.
First he takes on Wordsworth's "The Pilgrim's Dream, or, The Star and the Glow-worm.