American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various burrowing predatory marine crustaceans of the order Stomatopoda, having movable stalked eyes and a pair of jointed grasping appendages. Also called mantis crab, mantis shrimp.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The representative genus of Squillidæ, containing such crustaceans as S. mantis, the common mantis-shrimp or locust-shrimp. The southern squill of the United States is Coronis glabriuscula. See cuts under mantis-shrimp and Squillidæ.
- n. Same as squill, 1.
- n. Same as squill, 2.
- n. zoology Any of the genus Squilla of mantis shrimps.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous stomapod crustaceans of the genus Squilla and allied genera. They make burrows in mud or beneath stones on the seashore. Called also
mantis shrimp. See Illust.under stomapoda.
- n. a kind of mantis shrimp
- From the genus name. (Wiktionary)
- New Latin Squilla, genus name, from Latin squilla, shrimp; see squill. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In the case of both the hump-backed carid and the squilla the middle art of the tail is spinous: only that in the squilla the part is flattened and in the carid it is sharp-pointed.”
“The crawfish has a tail, and five fins on it; and the round-backed carid has a tail and four fins; the squilla also has fins at the tail on either side.”
“It is very different with the crangon, or squilla; it has four front legs on either side, then three thin ones close behind on either side, and the rest of the body is for the most part devoid of feet.”
“A less complete case of serial homology is presented by Crustacea (animals of the crab class), notably by the squilla and by the common lobster.”
“It is therefore very interesting to find that in the other crustacean before mentioned, the squilla, the segmentation of the body is more completely preserved, and even the first three segments, which go to compose the head, remain permanently distinct.”
“Spawn of fish, minute _mollusca_, the small classes of _squilla_ and”
“What would you have thought of the poor little squilla, so prettily baptised by the fishermen, if”
“There are other crustaceans, next-door neighbors of the squilla, whose gills are still more simplified.”
“_ -- If you rub your bedsteede with squilla stamped with vinaigre, or with the leaves of cedar tree sodden in oil, you shall never feel punese.”
“[171-*] “In elevatione atque utriusque squilla pulsatur.””
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