from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various worms or wormlike animals of the phylum Annelida, characterized by an elongated, cylindrical, segmented body and including the earthworm and leech.
- adj. Of or belonging to the phylum Annelida.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. any of various wormlike animals, of the phylum Annelida, having a segmented body; they include the earthworm and the leech
- adj. of, or relating to these creatures
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Annelida.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the Annelida or Annelides. Also anneloid.
- Of or pertaining to the Annelida or Annelides. Also annelidan, annelidian.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. worms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externally
- adj. relating to or belonging to or characteristic of any worms of the phylum Annelida
From New Latin Annelida, phylum name, from French annelés, pl. past participle of anneler, to ring, from Old French anel, ring, from Latin ānellus, diminutive of ānus, ring.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French annélidé, coined by French naturalist Lamarck. (Wiktionary)