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Daemon
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vermiculate

(adjective) Infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms.

Synonyms: worm-eaten, wormy

Usage: I returned from vacation to find my yard littered with vermiculate, rotting plums that had fallen from the tree while I was away.
KSPavan
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vermiculate
Definition: (adjective) Infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms.
Synonyms: worm-eaten, wormy
Usage: I returned from vacation to find my yard littered with vermiculate, rotting plums that had fallen from the tree while I was away.
8BooksOfSengathe
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Daemon wrote:
vermiculate

(adjective) Infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms.

Synonyms: worm-eaten, wormy

Usage: I returned from vacation to find my yard littered with vermiculate, rotting plums that had fallen from the tree while I was away.



….

The new gardener aimed to build a greenhouse for
their flowering plants and produce in order to
reduce damage due to storms and vermiculate.
lazarius
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8BooksOfSengathe wrote:
….

The new gardener aimed to build a greenhouse for
their flowering plants and produce in order to
reduce damage due to storms and vermiculate.

This doesn't look correct to me. Vermiculate is an adjective. There is a noun, vermiculite, but there wouldn't be any damage from vermiculite to the garden. It is actually used in gardening.


Не надо отчаиваться, товарищ.
Adyl Mouhei
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Daemon wrote:
vermiculate

(adjective) Infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms.

Synonyms: worm-eaten, wormy

Usage: I returned from vacation to find my yard littered with vermiculate, rotting plums that had fallen from the tree while I was away.
thar
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Vermis - Latin worm

vermicelli - pasta that looks like long thin worms (yummy)
vermis - part of the brain that looks like a worm
vermiculite - clay mineral, forms wormy shapes when heated.


vermillion - Borrowed from Old French vermeillon (“vermilion”), from vermeil, from Latin vermiculus (“little worm”), from vermis (“worm”), ultimately in reference to Kermes vermilio, a type of scale insect used to make a crimson dye.


PIE ver - turn, twist
Ancient Greek ῥόμος • (rhómos) - worm
Latin vermis

East Slavic: *вьрмиѥ (*vĭrmije, “locusts, worms”) [ really? those don't sound like the same things!]
Baltic cognates include Lithuanian var̃mas (“insect, mosquito”)



English wyrm - worm or snake, mythological dragon.
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From Proto-Germanic *wurmiz, from Proto-Indo-European *wr̥mis. Cognate with Old Frisian wirm, Old Saxon wurm (Dutch worm), Old High German wurm (German Wurm), Old Norse ormr (Swedish orm (“serpent”)), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌼𐍃 (waurms, “worm, serpent”).




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Etymology
From Old Norse ormr, from Proto-Germanic *wurmiz, from Proto-Indo-European *wr̥mis.

Noun
ormur m (genitive singular orms, plural ormar)

serpent, snake
worm
caterpillar
(folklore, mythology) dragon




Yep, those Faroese caterpillars - they breathe fire and eat people. Far scarier than Greek woodworms or Lithuanian midges.





Adder
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More common is the word vermiculite - "a hydrous phyllosilicate mineral. It undergoes significant expansion when heated". See Wikipedia for its many uses in industry, construction and as a packaging material.
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Vermiculate Wrasse. Macropharyngodon bipartitus

Wilmar (USA)
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Usage: I returned from vacation to find my yard littered with vermiculate, rotting plums that had fallen from the tree while I was away.
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