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earthworm

(ûrth′wûrm′)
n.
Any of various terrestrial annelid worms of the class Oligochaeta, especially those of the family Lumbricidae, that burrow into and help aerate and enrich soil.
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earthworm

any ANNELID of the order Oligochaeta.
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If you container garden, add some earth worms to the container to make things grow better.--Bob Hall; hotwire_946@yahoo.com