from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See goose barnacle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several filter-feeding crustaceans, of the genus Lapas, that live attached to hard surfaces of rocks and flotsam in the ocean intertidal zone. It has a long and muscular stalk, which is edible and is considered a delicacy in several Mediterranean countries.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. stalked barnacle that attaches to ship bottoms or floating timbers
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