- A worm that lives in the ground; a worm of Lumbricidae family, or, more generally, of Lumbricina suborder.
- A disparaging reference to a person, particularly one who grovels.
- A figurative reference to death.
Etymology: earth + worm
- Dutch: aardworm, regenworm
- French: ver de terre
- German: Regenwurm(de)m
- Italian: lombrico
- Spanish: mala persona
(trans-top, death (fig.))
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