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slowworm

noun [C] uk   /ˈsləʊ.wɜːm/ us    /ˈsloʊ.wɝːm/
a small, brownish-grey lizard with no legs, found in Europe
Translations of “slowworm”
in Chinese (Traditional) 蛇蜥蜴(生活在歐洲的無腿蜥蜴)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 慢缺肢晰(生活在欧洲的无腿蜥蜴)…
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