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Meaning of "lugworm" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LUGWORM

Of uncertain origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LUGWORM

lugworm  [ˈlʌɡˌwɜːm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LUGWORM

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Lugworm is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LUGWORM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

lugworm

Lugworm

The lugworm or sandworm, Arenicola marina, is a large marine worm of the phylum Annelida. Its coiled castings are a familiar sight on a beach at low tide but the animal itself is rarely seen except by those who, from curiosity or to use as fishing bait, dig the worm out of the sand. When fully grown, the lugworm of the coasts of Europe is up to 9 inches long and 3/8 inch in diameter. Other species on the North American coast range from 3 to 12 inches. The body is like that of an earthworm: ringed or segmented. Its head end, which is blackish-red and bears no tentacles or bristles, passes into a fatter middle part which is red. This in turn passes into a thinner yellowish-red tail end. The middle part has bristles along its sides and also pairs of feathery gills. There is a well-developed system of blood vessels with red blood rich in the oxygen-carrying pigment, haemoglobin.

Definition of lugworm in the English dictionary

The definition of lugworm in the dictionary is any polychaete worm of the genus Arenicola, living in burrows on sandy shores and having tufted gills: much used as bait by fishermen Sometimes shortened to: lug Also called: lobworm.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LUGWORM


bagworm
ˈbæɡˌwɜːm
bloodworm
ˈblʌdˌwɜːm
bollworm
ˈbəʊlˌwɜːm
bookworm
ˈbʊkˌwɜːm
budworm
ˈbʌdˌwɜːm
cutworm
ˈkʌtˌwɜːm
earthworm
ˈɜːθˌwɜːm
earworm
ˈɪəˌwɜːm
flatworm
ˈflætˌwɜːm
heartworm
ˈhɑːtˌwɜːm
hookworm
ˈhʊkˌwɜːm
mealworm
ˈmiːlˌwɜːm
pinworm
ˈpɪnˌwɜːm
ragworm
ˈræɡˌwɜːm
ringworm
ˈrɪŋˌwɜːm
rootworm
ˈruːtˌwɜːm
roundworm
ˈraʊndˌwɜːm
sandworm
ˈsændˌwɜːm
silkworm
ˈsɪlkˌwɜːm
tapeworm
ˈteɪpˌwɜːm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LUGWORM

luggage carrier
luggage handler
luggage insurance
luggage label
luggage locker
luggage rack
luggage van
lugged
lugger
luggie
lugging
Lughnasadh
lughole
Lugo
lugsail
lugubrious
lugubriously
lugubriousness

WORDS THAT END LIKE LUGWORM

army worm
cankerworm
corn earworm
deworm
fireworm
fishworm
glow-worm
Guinea worm
hornworm
inchworm
lindworm
lungworm
pillworm
strawworm
threadworm
tube worm
webworm
whipworm
white worm
worm

Synonyms and antonyms of lugworm in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «lugworm» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LUGWORM

Find out the translation of lugworm to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lugworm from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lugworm» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

lugworm
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lugworm
570 millions of speakers

English

lugworm
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

lugworm
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

lugworm
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

lugworm
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lugworm
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

lugworm
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

arénicole
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lugworm
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wattwurm
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ゴカイ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

갯지렁이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lugworm
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

lugworm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மணற்பாங்கான இடத்தில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ल्युगर्मोम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kum kurdu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lugworm
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lugworm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

lugworm
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lugworm
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

lugworm
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

lugworm
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

lugworm
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

lugworm
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LUGWORM»

The term «lugworm» is normally little used and occupies the 137.756 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lugworm

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LUGWORM»

Discover the use of lugworm in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lugworm and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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International Wildlife Encyclopedia: Leopard - marten
When fully grown the lugworm, Arenicola marina, of the coasts of Europe, is up to 9 inches (23 cm) long and about % inch (1 cm) in diameter, although this depends on its state of contraction during movement. Other species on the North  ...
‎2002
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Advanced Biology
Interestingly, the haemoglobin of animals like the lugworm, which burrow in oxygen- deficient mud, is functionally similar to myoglobin. The oxygen dissociation curve of lugworm haemoglobin is situated well to the left of human haemoglobin ...
Michael Roberts, Michael Jonathan Reiss, Grace Monger, 2000
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Sea Angling Baits And Presentation
David Weaver. LUGWORMS There are two main varieties of Lugworms used by anglers these are Black are Black Lugworm and Blow Lugworm, although there are variations within the main varieties.Lugworm can be located by the presence  ...
David Weaver
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Beachcomber's Guide to Gulf Coast Marine Life: Texas, ...
The fringe of setae is then cleaned by the other mouthparts to collect the food. Pinnixa probably takes advantage of the water current in the Chaetopterus tube for its filter-feeding and thus does not steal food directly from its host. The lugworm ...
Susan B. Rothschild, 2004
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Ecological Comparisons of Sedimentary Shores
This is an example of interaction modification (Wootton 1993), where the relationship between a predator and its prey is changed by the effect of a third species (the lugworm in our case) that alters the behaviour of the prey (flight reaction in ...
Karsten Reise, 2001
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Biology: A Functional Approach. Students' Manual
(b) The haemoglobin of the lugworm Arenicola has an oxygen dissociation curve well to the left of that of a human. (c) The oxygen dissociation curve of the pigeon's haemoglobin is situated well to the right of that of a human. (d) Breathing coal ...
M. B. V. Roberts, T. J. King, 1987
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Surviving Hypoxia: Mechanisms of Control and Adaptation
When we applied "P-NMR spectroscopy on the intact lugworm, a gradual increase of the P, level was found which corresponds in time and extent with the phosphagen decrease. The P, values calculated from 31P-NMR spectra were ...
Peter W. Hochachka, Peter L. Lutz, Thomas J. Sick, 1993
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The Extended Organism: The Physiology of Animal-Built Structures
These are ingested by the lugworm, along with the bacteria in the mud. As the enriched mud passes through the lugworm's gut, some is digested, but there is enough residual energy in the mud to power the continued growth of this acetate  ...
J Scott Turner, 2009
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A Field Guide to Southeastern and Caribbean Seashores: Cape ...
The Lugworm (Fig. 62, p. 122) looks like a brown or greenish cigar, with tufts of reddish gills on either side of its body. In the spring the female releases thousands of eggs in an elongated transparent plume of mucus, which is extruded from the ...
Eugene H. Kaplan, Roger Tory Peterson, 1999
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A Practical Guide to the Marine Animals of Northeastern ...
14.15 Arenicola brasiliensis, lugworm. Less robust than other two species. May be smaller growth form of A. cristata. Vi,Sa-Mu,Li-,df-ff,15.2 cm (6 in), (F37,0185). (FIG. 13.8) Arenicola cristata, lugworm. Vi,Sa-Mu-Gr,Li-,df,3o.5 cm (12 in), (F37 ...
Leland W. Pollock, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LUGWORM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lugworm is used in the context of the following news items.
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The best places for fishing in Mid and East Kent this summer
According to the Where to Fish website, you can find dabs, plaice, bass, skate, flounders and eels as well as lugworm and white ragworm in ... «Ashford Herald, Jun 15»
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Julie Peasgood: Grimsby hospice provides invaluable care for …
... have fond memories of my very first job, which was the lead in a wonderful ITV play called Cherryripe and the Lugworm Digger," she recalled. «Grimsby Telegraph, Jun 15»
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Bar/fly: The Ship Inn, Scotland
If the bowler pitches it into the lugworm casts. Or hits a dog whelk shell." The annual curtain-raiser to the offshore cricket season is a game ... «New Zealand Herald, Jun 15»
4
John Popplewell column: Codling heading for deeper water
He landed five rays, three good-sized codling and numerous whiting, all caught on herring and lugworm baits. The tides for the weekend are ... «Gazette, May 15»
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John Popplewell column: 12lb bass takes pride of place for angler …
It weighed in at 4lb 5oz and was caught on a black lugworm bait. The new Holland beaches have been fishing really well after dark, with ... «Gazette, Apr 15»
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Seeing the unseen: PET/CT scans reveal worms' hidden life
A bucket contains sand (grey) and a lugworm has from the surface down to the bottom of the bucket (the burrow is shown in green). At the ... «Phys.Org, Apr 15»
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Spring has sprung for anglers on the East Coast
Brightlingsea angler Gary Hambleton fished a daytime tide here and caught one of the first rays, nabbing it on a pulley rig, using lugworm bait. «Gazette, Mar 15»
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Anglers make most of ebb tide chances
Clacton angler Terry Quartermaine fished the top of the pier and caught some good-sized codling on lugworm and squid baits. He also ... «Gazette, Mar 15»
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Morning high tides cause a stir
Phil Winger and Lawrence Chisnall fished from their own boat and the top bait was lugworm, tipped with squid. They ended the day with 33 ... «Clacton and Frinton Gazette, Mar 15»
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Big tides bring coding, whiting to the shore for happy anglers
The end of the pier has been the best place, with lugworm or lugworm tipped with mackerel the best baits. There were also codling taken from ... «Sunderland Echo, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Lugworm [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/lugworm>. Jul 2020 ».
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