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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r-wurm]
    • /ˈfaɪərˌwɜrm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyuh r-wurm]
    • /ˈfaɪərˌwɜrm/

Definitions of fireworm word

  • noun fireworm the larva of any of several moths, as Rhopobota naevana (black-headed fireworm) which feeds on the leaves of cranberries and causes them to wither. 1
  • noun fireworm glowworm. 1
  • noun fireworm The larva of any of several tortricid moths (Tortricidae). 1
  • noun fireworm any of several varieties of segmented marine-dwelling worm of the genus Polychaeta, commonly red or orange in colour, with bristles which produce a highly irritating toxin 0
  • noun fireworm The bearded fireworm, Chloeia flava, a species of polychaete, in family Amphinomidae, which may cause pain if touched. 0

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Origin of fireworm

First appearance:

before 1560
One of the 32% oldest English words
First recorded in 1560-70; fire + worm

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Parts of speech for Fireworm


fireworm popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fireworm usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fireworm

noun fireworm

  • fire beetle — any of numerous click beetles of the genus Pyrophorus, of tropical America, having luminous reddish or greenish spots on the body.
  • firefly — any nocturnal beetle of the family Lampyridae, characterized by a soft body with a light-producing organ at the rear of the abdomen.
  • glowworm — the wingless female or larva of the European beetle, Lampyris noctiluca, which emits a sustained greenish light.
  • lampyrid — any of several beetles of the family Lampyridae, comprising the fireflies.
  • lantern fly — any of several large tropical insects of the family Fulgoridae, formerly thought to be luminescent.

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