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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shipworm, teredinidnoun

    wormlike marine bivalve that bores into wooden piers and ships by means of drill-like shells


  1. shipwormnoun

    Any of several wormlike marine mollusks (not true worms) of the family Teredinidae, that bore through the wooden hulls of ships and other woody material entering the sea.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shipwormnoun

    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


  1. Shipworm

    Shipworms are not worms at all, but rather a group of unusual saltwater clams with long, soft, naked bodies; they are marine bivalve molluscs in the family Teredinidae. They are notorious for boring into wood that is immersed in sea water, including such structures as wooden piers, docks and ships; they drill passages by means of a pair of very small shells borne at one end, with which they rasp their way through. Sometimes called "termites of the sea", they also are known by the common name "Teredo worms" or simply "teredo", from the Greek language "τερηδων", via Latin. Eventually biologists adopted the common name Teredo as the name for the best-known genus.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shipworm in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shipworm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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