worm cast

worm cast
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
1. : a cylindrical mass of earth voided by an earthworm
2. : the fossil trail of a worm

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(also worm casting) n. a convoluted mass of soil, mud, or sand thrown up by an earthworm or lugworm on the surface after passing through the worm's body

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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