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earthworm

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
earthwormearth‧worm /ˈɜːθwɜːm $ ˈɜːrθwɜːrm/ noun [countable]  HBAa common type of long thin brown worm that lives in soil
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earthwormI have been feeding with Gamma Fish, Lance Fish and earthworms.The non-burrowing earthworms play a different role in soil fertility.Above centre: Male P. zebra eating earthworm.Like earthworms, leeches are hermaphrodites.A speeding subway train startled them as it roared out of its tunnel like a metal earthworm.Feed a varied diet which includes plenty of earthworms, prawns, mussels, fish and heart.The larvae are parasites on earthworms, and each adult means one dead earthworm.He considered the earthworm to be the most important animal in the history of the world.
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