lobworm

Definitions

  • Lobworm
    Lobworm
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lobworm marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lobworm (Zoöl) The lugworm.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lobworm The lugworm. Also lob.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lobworm lob′wurm a large worm used as bait.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perh. lob—W. llob, a dull fellow, and worm.

Usage

In literature:

Finding a large lobworm, I picked it up and gave it to one of them.
"A Cotswold Village" by J. Arthur Gibbs
The earth-worm, the lobworm, the nereis, and the leech belong to this division.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
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