rainworm

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English [Term?], from Old English reġnwyrm, from Proto-Germanic [Term?]. Analysable as rain +‎ worm, because the worm has the habit of surfacing on top of the saturated soil after rainfall. Cognate with Dutch regenworm, Old High German reganwurm, whence German Regenwurm.

Noun[edit]

rainworm (plural rainworms)

  1. An earthworm.