Infested with worms; worm-eaten.
To adorn or decorate with wavy or winding lines.
Bearing wavy, wormlike lines.
Having a wormlike motion; twisting or wriggling.
To make vermicular; esp., to cover, as by inlaying, with vermicular markings or traceries.
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")