blindworm definition

  • noun:
    • See slowworm.
    • the slowworm
    • a little, burrowing, snakelike, limbless lizard (Anguis fragilis), with minute eyes, popularly thought to be blind; the slowworm; -- previously a name when it comes to adder.
    • A small European lizard, Anguis fragilis, of the family members Anguidæ, having a slender limbless human body and tail, like a snake, rudimentary shoulder-girdle, breast-bone, and pelvis, a scaly skin, concealed ears, and tiny eyes furnished with movable covers: so-called because said to be a sightless worm, a notion as erroneous as is the supposition that it is poisonous. Also referred to as orvet and slow-worm.
    • any of the tiny slim limbless burrowing wormlike amphibians regarding the purchase Gymnophiona; inhabit moist earth in exotic regions
    • tiny burrowing legless European lizard with small eyes; popularly considered to be blind
    • See slowworm.
    • the slowworm
    • a little, burrowing, snakelike, limbless lizard (Anguis fragilis), with minute eyes, popularly considered to be blind; the slowworm; -- formerly a name for the adder.
    • A small European lizard, Anguis fragilis, of the family Anguidæ, having a slender limbless body and end, like a snake, rudimentary shoulder-girdle, breast-bone, and pelvis, a scaly skin, concealed ears, and small eyes furnished with movable lids: so called because supposed to be a sightless worm, a notion as incorrect as is the supposition it is toxic. Also referred to as orvet and slow-worm.
    • any of the tiny slender limbless burrowing wormlike amphibians associated with order Gymnophiona; inhabit damp soil in tropical regions
    • tiny burrowing legless European lizard with small eyes; popularly considered to be blind

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