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Any of various marine burrowing annelid worms, such as a lugworm or clamworm, inhabiting coastal sand or mud and often used as fishing bait.


(Animals) any of various polychaete worms that live in burrows on sandy shores, esp the lugworm



1. any of various marine worms that live in sand.


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