Webster's New World
A limbless lizard (Anguis fragilis) of Europe and western Asia, having a smooth snakelike body and feeding chiefly on slugs.
Other Word Forms of Slowworm
Origin of Slowworm
Alteration (influenced by slow) of Middle English slowurm from Old English slāwyrm slā- earthworm, slowworm wyrm worm worm
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Middle English sloworm (possibly influenced by slow), from Old English slāwyrm. Possibly related to Swedish slå
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