Definition of Slowworm

1. Noun. Small burrowing legless European lizard with tiny eyes; popularly believed to be blind.

Exact synonyms: Anguis Fragilis, Blindworm
Generic synonyms: Anguid Lizard
Group relationships: Anguis, Genus Anguis



Definition of Slowworm

1. n. A lecertilian reptile; the blindworm.

Definition of Slowworm

1. Noun. A small Old World lizard, ''Anguis fragilis'', that has no legs and small eyes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Slowworm

1. a European lizard having no legs [n -S]

Medical Definition of Slowworm

1. A lecertilian reptile; the blindworm. Origin: AS. Slawyrm; the first part is probably akin to slean to strike, the reptile being supposed to be very poisonous. See Slay, and Worm. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slowworm

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slowly but surely
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slowworm (current term)
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Literary usage of Slowworm

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1. Macbeth by William Shakespeare, William George Clark, William Aldis Wright (1878)
"A Suffolk proverb runs somehow thus : ' If the viper could hear and the slowworm could see, Then England from serpents would never be free. ..."

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