• WordNet 3.6
    • n bloodworm a segmented marine worm with bright red body; often used for bait
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In literature:

Here boys their penny lines and bloodworms throw, And scare, and catch, the 'silly fish' below.
"A History of the Cries of London" by Charles Hindley
Menhaden or minnows, shedder-crab, lobster, bloodworms, clam, and shrimp are all good natural baits.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall