from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • An order of Crustacea including the barnacles. When adult, they have a calcareous shell composed of several pieces. From the opening of the shell the animal throws out a group of curved legs, looking like a delicate curl, whence the name of the group. See anatifa.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A subclass of low parasitic entomostracous crustaceans; the barnacles and a corn-shells.

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

  • n. barnacles


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