redworm

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red·worm

 (rĕd′wûrm′)
n.
1. An earthworm (Eisenia foetida) that lives near the surface of the soil and is commonly used for composting and for bait. Also called brandling, red wiggler.
2. Any of various other reddish earthworms, especially Lumbricus rubellus.
3. See bloodworm.
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