Definitions for slowwormˈsloʊˌwɜrm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Category: Reptiles and Amphibians
Ref: blindworm .
Origin of slowworm:
blindworm, slowworm, Anguis fragilis(noun)
small burrowing legless European lizard with tiny eyes; popularly believed to be blind
A small Old World lizard, Anguis fragilis, that has no legs and small eyes.
Origin: From Anglo-Saxon. The first part is probably akin to "to strike", the reptile being supposed to be very poisonous. See slay and worm.
a lecertilian reptile; the blindworm
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