American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See squilla.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stomatopodous crustacean of the family Squillidæ, as Squilla mantis or S. empusa: so called from the resemblance to the insect called mantis. See Gonodactylus, Squilla. Also called mantis-crab and locust-shrimp.
- n. A læmodipodous crustacean of the family Caprellidæ, as Caprella linearis; a specter-shrimp: so called for the same reason as above.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The Squilla, a tropical marine burrowing crustacean with large grasping appendages. Also called
mantis craband mantis prawn.
- n. tropical marine burrowing crustaceans with large grasping appendages
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