Definition of Backworm. Meaning of Backworm. Synonyms of Backworm

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Definition of Backworm

Backworm Back"worm`, n. [2d back, n. + worm. ] A disease of hawks. See Filanders. --Wright.
Filanders Fil"an*ders, n. pl. [F. filandres, fr. L. filum thread.] (Falconry) A disease in hawks, characterized by the presence of small threadlike worms, also of filaments of coagulated blood, from the rupture of a vein; -- called also backworm. --Sir T. Browne.

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