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any of several red or red-blooded annelid worms, especially various earthworms.
the freshwater larva of midges.
Historical Examples

The Sea Shore William S. Furneaux

the red wormlike aquatic larva of the midge, Chironomus plumosus, which lives at the bottom of stagnant pools and ditches
a freshwater oligochaete tubifex worm
any of several small reddish worms used as angling bait


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