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Any of various burrowing marine annelid worms of the genus Arenicola, especially A. marina, often used as fishing bait. Also called lobworm.
(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]
any burrowing annelid worm of the genus Arenicola, of ocean shores, having tufted gills.
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|Noun||1.||lugworm - marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait|