slowworm

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Etymology[edit]

Middle English sloworm (possibly influenced by slow), from Old English slāwyrm. Possibly related to Swedish slå

Noun[edit]

slowworm (plural slowworms)

  1. A small Old World lizard, Anguis fragilis, often mistaken for a snake, having no legs and small eyes.

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  • 2008, Anatoly Liberman, An Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology: An Introduction, pages 196-200