eaceworm

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Dialectal forms eace, easse (earthworm) (from Middle English ees (bait, carrion), from Old English ǣs) + worm. Akin to Old High German ās (carrion), Latin esca (food, bait), Lithuanian edesis (food), Old English etan (to eat) — more at eat.

Noun[edit]

eaceworm (plural eaceworms)

  1. (dialectal, rare, archaic, New England) An earthworm.

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