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Earthworm vs. Nightcrawler

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  • Earthworm (noun)

    A worm that lives in the ground.

  • Earthworm (noun)

    A worm of the family Lumbricidae, or, more generally, of the suborder noshow=1.

  • Earthworm (noun)

    A contemptible person; a groveller.

  • Nightcrawler (noun)

    An earthworm of the species Lumbricus terrestris, known for its large size and nocturnal surfacings.

  • Nightcrawler (noun)

    More generally, any arbitrarily large earthworm, especially those favored in angling

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  • Earthworm (noun)

    Any worm of the genus Lumbricus and allied genera, found in damp soil. One of the largest and most abundant species in Europe and America is L. terrestris; many others are known; - called also angleworm and dewworm.

  • Earthworm (noun)

    A mean, sordid person; a niggard.

  • Nightcrawler (noun)

    A terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; an earthworm. It often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet, and is used as bait by anglers. The term is used mostly in the northern and western U. S.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Earthworm (noun)

    terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers

  • Nightcrawler (noun)

    terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers

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