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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of macrurous crustaceans, typical of the family Crangonidæ. The best-known species is the common shrimp of Europe, C. vulgaris.

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  • n. type genus of the family Crangonidae


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  • 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.

    The History of Animals


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