acorn barnacle love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various barnacles having a conical shell that is directly attached to rocks or other hard surfaces.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun barnacle that attaches to rocks especially in intertidal zones

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From the resemblance of the barnacle in its shell to an acorn in its cupule .]

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