"shipworm" Definition

  1. n. Any long, slender, worm-shaped bivalve mollusk of Teredo and allied genera. The shipworms burrow in wood, and are destructive to wooden ships, piles of wharves, etc. See Teredo.

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Position in dictionary: 90141 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "shipworm": 1
Words that end with "shipworm": 1
Words that contain "shipworm": 1
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