Part of speech: noun

A phosphorescent beetle.

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Usage examples "glowworm":

  1. A little because of the sharp pain in his legs, a little because of fright at finding himself alone in the darkness of the field, the Marionette was about to faint, when he saw a tiny Glowworm flickering by. - "The Adventures of Pinocchio", C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini.
  2. I found myself looking down on Goodloets, which lay below the darkness of the Poplars like a long glowworm, brilliant with the lights from the homes of the revelers who were going to bed with a sense of perfect security. - "The Heart's Kingdom", Maria Thompson Daviess.
  3. The glowworm light lasts for many seconds and then dies out. - "The Nature of Animal Light", E. Newton Harvey.