/ˈkɪŋwɜm/ (say 'kingwerm)

a beachworm, Australonuphis teres, growing up to a maximum of 100 cm with a width of 2.5 cm, greenish to brownish in colour with darker brown bands on the dorsal side and which is distributed along the east coast of Australia as far north as Fraser Island.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • beachworm — /ˈbitʃwɜm/ (say beechwerm) noun 1. any of various polychaetous annelids of the family Onuphidae, especially the kingworm and the slimy, that live in sandy beaches, and can be attracted to the surface by the stimulus of food. 2. → giant beachworm …   Australian English dictionary

  • slimy — /ˈslaɪmi / (say sluymee) adjective (slimier, slimiest) 1. of or like slime. 2. covered with slime. 3. foul; vile. 4. Colloquial servile; unpleasantly ingratiating. –noun Also, SA Colloquial, bungum worm. 5. a beachworm, Australonuphis parateres,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • stumpy — /ˈstʌmpi/ (say stumpee) adjective (stumpier, stumpiest) 1. of the nature of or resembling a stump. 2. short and thick; stubby; stocky. 3. full of stumps. –noun 4. → stumpy tailed cattle dog. 5. → stump tailed lizard. 6. the juvenile kingworm, up… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wiry — /ˈwaɪəri / (say wuyuhree) adjective (wirier, wiriest) 1. made of wire. 2. in the form of wire. 3. resembling wire, as in form, stiffness, etc.: wiry grass. 4. lean and sinewy. 5. produced by or resembling the sound of a vibrating wire: wiry tones …   Australian English dictionary

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