"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.

Dictionary Stats for "shipworm"

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

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