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Earthworm vs. Nightcrawler

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Earthwormnoun

A worm that lives in the ground.

Nightcrawlernoun

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

Earthwormnoun

A worm of the family Lumbricidae, or, more generally, of the suborder Lumbricina.

Nightcrawlernoun

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

Earthwormnoun

(figurative) A contemptible person; a groveller.

Nightcrawlernoun

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.

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Earthwormnoun

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.

Nightcrawlernoun

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

Earthwormnoun

A mean, sordid person; a niggard.

Earthwormnoun

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

Earthworm

An earthworm is a terrestrial invertebrate that belongs to the phylum Annelida. They exhibit a tube-within-a-tube body plan, are externally segmented with corresponding internal segmentation, and usually have setae on all segments.

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