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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blindworm, slowworm, Anguis fragilisnoun

    small burrowing legless European lizard with tiny eyes; popularly believed to be blind

  2. caecilian, blindwormnoun

    any of the small slender limbless burrowing wormlike amphibians of the order Gymnophiona; inhabit moist soil in tropical regions


  1. blindwormnoun

    the slowworm

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Blindwormnoun

    A small viper, the least of our English serpents, but venemous.

    Etymology: from blind and worm.

    You spotted snakes, with double tongue,
    Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen;
    Newts and blindworms, do no wrong;
    Come not near our fairy queen. William Shakespeare, Mid. N. Dr.

    The greater slow worm, called also the blindworm, is commonly thought to be blind, because of the littleness of his eyes. Nehemiah Grew, Musæum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blindwormnoun

    a small, burrowing, snakelike, limbless lizard (Anguis fragilis), with minute eyes, popularly believed to be blind; the slowworm; -- formerly a name for the adder

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blindworm in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blindworm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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    large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle
    • A. congius
    • B. urus
    • C. viverrine
    • D. squint-eye

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