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Noun: nightcrawler  'nIt,kro-lur
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
    - earthworm, angleworm, fishworm, fishing worm, wiggler, nightwalker [N. Amer], crawler, dew worm, red worm, earth worm

Derived forms: nightcrawlers

Type of: oligochaete, oligochaete worm

Part of: class Oligochaeta, Oligochaeta

Encyclopedia: Nightcrawler