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English definition of “glow-worm”

glow-worm

noun [C]     /ˈɡləʊ.wɜːm/ US  /ˈɡloʊ.wɝːm/
a beetle, the females and young of which produce a green light from the tailInsect names
(Definition of glow-worm noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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