Vermiculate definition

vər-mĭkyə-lāt
Infested with worms; worm-eaten.
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To adorn or decorate with wavy or winding lines.
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Bearing wavy, wormlike lines.
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Having a wormlike motion; twisting or wriggling.
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To make vermicular; esp., to cover, as by inlaying, with vermicular markings or traceries.
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To decorate with lines resembling the tracks of worms.
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Like a worm; resembling a worm.
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Origin of vermiculate

  • Latin vermiculārī vermiculāt- from vermiculus diminutive of vermis worm vermicular

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin vermiculatus (“inlaid in wavy lines"), past participle of vermiculor (“to be full of worms or worm-eaten"), from vermiculus (“little worm")

    From Wiktionary