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blindworm


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blindworm  \Blind"worm`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  small  burrowing,  snakelike  limbless  lizard  ({Anguis 
  fragilis}),  with  minute  eyes,  popularly  believed  to  be  blind; 
  the  slowworm;  --  formerly  a  name  for  the  adder. 
 
  Newts  and  blindworms  do  no  wrong  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blindworm 
  n  1:  small  burrowing  legless  European  lizard  with  tiny  eyes; 
  popularly  believed  to  be  blind  [syn:  {slowworm},  {Anguis 
  fragilis}] 
  2:  any  of  the  small  slender  limbless  burrowing  wormlike 
  amphibians  of  the  order  Gymnophiona;  inhabit  moist  soil  in 
  tropical  regions  [syn:  {caecilian}] 




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