Sunday, August 2, 2009


vermiculate \vər-ˈmi-kyə-ˌlət \ adjective: 1. tortuous, involute, 2. full of worms; worm-eaten, 3 a. resembling a worm in shape; vermiform, b. marked with irregular fine lines or with wavy impressed lines {a vermiculate nut}

Etymology: Latin vermiculatus, from vermiculus

Can vermiculate take on worm-eaten’s metaphorical sense of “worn-out or antiquated?”

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