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- proper n. A taxonomic order within the superorder Eucarida — the decapod crustacea.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- plural proper n. The order of Crustacea which includes the shrimps, lobsters, crabs, etc.
- plural proper n. A division of the dibranchiate cephalopods including the cuttlefishes and squids. See Decacera.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The ten-footed crustaceans; those Crustacea which have five pairs of legs or ambulatory appendages, at least one pair of which is chelate; an order of podophthalmic or stalk-eyed Crustacea. See cuts under Podophthalmia and stalk-eyed.
- The ten-armed cephalopods; a division of the dibranchiate or acetabuliferous Cephalopoda, as distinguished from Octopoda, having two long tentacles or cephalic processes (besides the eight arms or rays), bearing suckers only at their ends: also called Decacera.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. lobsters; crayfish; crabs; shrimps; prawns
- n. squids and cuttlefishes
From Ancient Greek δέκα (deka, "ten") + πούς (pous, "foot") (Wiktionary)