Words containing worm

Meaning of Angleworm

Angleworm means: A earthworm of the genus Lumbricus, frequently used by anglers for bait. See Earthworm.

Meaning of Army worm

Army worm means: A lepidopterous insect, which in the larval state often travels in great multitudes from field to field, destroying grass, grain, and other crops. The common army worm of the northern United States is Leucania unipuncta. The name is often applied to other related species, as the cotton worm.

Meaning of Army worm

Army worm means: The larva of a small two-winged fly (Sciara), which marches in large companies, in regular order. See Cotton worm, under Cotton.

Meaning of Arrowworm

Arrowworm means: A peculiar transparent worm of the genus Sagitta, living at the surface of the sea. See Sagitta.

Meaning of Backworm

Backworm means: A disease of hawks. See Filanders.

Meaning of Bagworm

Bagworm means: One of several lepidopterous insects which construct, in the larval state, a baglike case which they carry about for protection. One species (Platoeceticus Gloveri) feeds on the orange tree. See Basket worm.

Meaning of Blindworm

Blindworm means: A small, burrowing, snakelike, limbless lizard (Anguis fragilis), with minute eyes, popularly believed to be blind; the slowworm; -- formerly a name for the adder.

Meaning of Bollworm

Bollworm means: The larva of a moth (Heliothis armigera) which devours the bolls or unripe pods of the cotton plant, often doing great damage to the crops.

Meaning of Bookworm

Bookworm means: Any larva of a beetle or moth, which is injurious to books. Many species are known.

Meaning of Bookworm

Bookworm means: A student closely attached to books or addicted to study; a reader without appreciation.

Meaning of Zythum

Zythum means: A kind of ancient malt beverage; a liquor made from malt and wheat.

Meaning of Zythepsary

Zythepsary means: A brewery.

Meaning of Zythem

Zythem means: See Zythum.

Meaning of Zymotic

Zymotic means: Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See Zymotic disease, below.

Meaning of Zymotic

Zymotic means: Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation.

Meaning of Zymosis

Zymosis means: A zymotic disease.

Meaning of Zymosis

Zymosis means: A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.

Meaning of Zymose

Zymose means: Invertin.

Meaning of Zymophyte

Zymophyte means: A bacteroid ferment.

Meaning of Zymosimeter

Zymosimeter means: An instrument for ascertaining the degree of fermentation occasioned by the mixture of different liquids, and the degree of heat which they acquire in fermentation.

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