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- n. One of the sessile cirripeds; a barnacle of the genus Balanus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the sessile cirripeds; a barnacle of the genus Balanus. See barnacle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The shell of the acorn.
- n. One of the cirripeds of the genus Balanus; a barnacle: called by this name from a supposed resemblance of some of the species to acorns. See Balanus and Cirripedia.
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