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or night crawler  (nīt′krô′lər)
Any of various large earthworms that dig deep burrows in the ground and emerge at night. They are often used as fish bait.
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Noun1.nightcrawler - terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soilnightcrawler - 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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