the luminous larva or wingless grub-like female of a firefly
Hypernyms: ↑firefly, ↑lightning bug

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  • Glowworm — Glow worm , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A coleopterous insect of the genus {Lampyris}; esp., the wingless females and larv[ae] of the two European species ({L. noctiluca}, and {L. splendidula}), which emit light from some of the abdominal segments. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glowworm — [glō′wʉrm΄] n. any of a number of beetles or beetle larvae that give off a luminescent light; esp., the wingless female or the larva of the firefly …   English World dictionary

  • Glowworm — otherusesGlowworm (or glow worm) is the common name for various different groups of insect larva and adult larviform females which glow through bioluminescence. They may sometimes resemble worms, but all are insects ( Arachnocampa being a fly and …   Wikipedia

  • glowworm — /gloh werrm /, n. 1. the wingless female or larva of the European beetle, Lampyris noctiluca, which emits a sustained greenish light. 2. any of various other beetle larvae or wingless females that emit a glow rather than a flash of light. [1300… …   Universalium

  • Glowworm (comics) — Glowworm is the name of two unrelated characters from Marvel Comics. Though created only a few months apart, they have little in common except the name.Glowworm ISuperherobox| caption= comic color=background:#ff8080 character name=Glowworm real… …   Wikipedia

  • Glowworm (disambiguation) — Glowworm usually refers to glowworm, the glowing larva stage of various insects. It may also refer to:*Glo Worm, children s toy *Glowworm Records, subsidiary of Epic Records * HMS Glowworm , three British Navy ships * The Glow Worm , a song… …   Wikipedia

  • Glowworm Records — is a subsidiary of Epic Records. Former teen pop group B*Witched were signed to the label. Glowworm was co owned by Kim Glover who has just recently launched another all girl band called City Girls under her other label BXB7 See also * List of… …   Wikipedia

  • Glowworm (astronomy) — A glowworm is a luminous trail of a tiny meteor, occasionally visible in the night sky during a meteor shower.The centimeter sized comet pieces can produce hundreds of fireballs or more each hour. In some cases, particularly during the Leonids,… …   Wikipedia

  • glowworm — noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century any of various luminous insect larvae or adults with wings rudimentary or lacking; especially a larva or wingless female of a firefly (family Lampyridae) that emits light from the abdomen …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • glowworm — noun The larva or wingless grub like female of a beetle from the families Phengodidae or Lampyridae that gives out a green light from its abdomen. The Glow worm shews the Matin to be near, And gins to pale his uneffectual fire. [ …   Wiktionary

  • glowworm — Synonyms and related words: blink, blinking, candle fly, coruscation, fire beetle, firefly, fireworm, glimmer, glimmering, glisten, glister, glitter, glittering, lampyrid, lantern fly, lightning bug, luciferase, luciferin, luminophor, phosphor,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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