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  • n. Alternative spelling of cirriped.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See cirriped.

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

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

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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