Ver*mic"u*late (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vermiculated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Vermiculating.] [L. vermiculatus inlaid so as to resemble the tracks of worms, p. p. of vermiculari to be full of worms, vermiculus a little worm. See Vermicular.]

To form or work, as by inlaying, with irregular lines or impressions resembling the tracks of worms, or appearing as if formed by the motion of worms.


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Ver*mic"u*late (?), a.


Wormlike in shape; covered with wormlike elevations; marked with irregular fine lines of color, or with irregular wavy impressed lines like worm tracks; as, a vermiculate nut.


Crawling or creeping like a worm; hence, insinuating; sophistical.

"Vermiculate questions." Bacon. "Vermiculate logic." R. Choate.


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