1. worm => vermin.
- vermin:  Vermin comes via Old French vermin from Vulgar Latin *vermīnum ‘noxious animals’, a derivative of Latin vermis ‘worm’. This came ultimately from Indo-European *wrmi-, which also produced English worm, and among the other contributions it has made to English are vermicelli  (from an Italian diminutive meaning ‘little worms’), vermicular , vermiculite  (so called because when heated it produces wormlike projections), vermifuge , and vermilion.
=> vermicelli, vermilion, worm
- vermin (n.)
- c. 1300, "noxious animals," from Anglo-French and Old French vermin "moth, worm, mite," in plural "troublesome creatures" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *verminum "vermin," possibly including bothersome insects, collective noun formed from Latin vermis "worm" (see worm (n.)). Extended to "low, obnoxious people" by 1560s.
- 1. On farms the fox is considered vermin and treated as such.
- 2. Farmers regard foxes as vermin.
- 3. Foxes were traditionally regarded as vermin.
- 4. From 1066 to the 17th century the fox was looked upon as vermin.
- 5. Some communicable diseases are transmitted only through the agency of vermin or insects.
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