vermiculate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vermiculatus (inlaid in wavy lines), past participle of vermiculor (to be full of worms or worm-eaten), from vermiculus (little worm)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vəɹˈmikjəleit/

Verb[edit]

vermiculate (third-person singular simple present vermiculates, present participle vermiculating, simple past and past participle vermiculated)

  1. To decorate with lines resembling the tracks of worms.

Adjective[edit]

vermiculate (comparative more vermiculate, superlative most vermiculate)

  1. Like a worm; resembling a worm.
  2. Vermiculated.

Translations[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vermiculor (I am full of worms, wormy), from vermiculus (little worm, grub), from vermis (worm).

Adverb[edit]

vermiculātē (not comparable)

  1. in a vermiculated manner

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