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

  • noun Any of various crustaceans of the subclass Cirripedia, which includes the barnacles and related organisms that attach themselves to objects or become parasitic in the adult stage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See cirriped.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of cirriped.

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

  • noun marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces


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

[From New Latin Cirripedia, order name : cirr(us) + Latin pēs, ped-, foot; see –ped.]



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  • "...wrote a commentary on it for Diana: Mariners: Consensus and Cohesion in certain States of Adversity, together with Some Remarks on Peruvian Cirripedes for the Royal Society."

    --P. O'Brian, The Wine-Dark Sea, 255

    A Sea of Words lists alternate spelling cirriped.

    March 16, 2008