nightcrawler

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night +‎ crawler

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nightcrawler (plural nightcrawlers)

  1. An earthworm of the species Lumbricus terrestris, known for its large size and nocturnal surfacings.
  2. (chiefly Northern US, Western US) More generally, any arbitrarily large earthworm, especially those favored in angling

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