Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A class of Arthropoda; one of the prime divisions of articulated animals with articulated legs, as distinguished from Insecta, Myriapoda, and Arachnida respectively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) One of the classes of the arthropods, including lobsters and crabs; -- so called from the crustlike shell with which they are covered.

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  • noun Plural form of crustacean.

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

  • noun class of mandibulate arthropods including: lobsters; crabs; shrimps; woodlice; barnacles; decapods; water fleas

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Examples

  • Closely allied to the crustacea is the sub-family of the _mollusca_, which includes the oyster, clams, and similar creatures; also the snails, cuttle-fish, slugs, nautilus, sea-squirts, etc., etc.

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  • This leads to harmful effects for marine life that rely on calcification, such as crustacea and molluscs.

    British seas: More fish, cleaner and greater biodiversity, says Defra

  • {256} Dr. Reeves supposes these to have been "crustacea:" but their stinging and clinging prove them surely to have been jelly-fish -- medusae.

    The Hermits

  • This leads to harmful effects for marine life that rely on calcification, such as crustacea and molluscs.

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  • Yale University Press Bookplate of a crab Pages with a nautical air: A crab, pictured here, seemed just right for Alois Rogenhofer, a librarian at the University of Vienna who wrote about crustacea.

    The Fine Art of Saying 'It's My Book'

  • Yale University Press Bookplate of a crab Pages with a nautical air: A crab, pictured here, seemed just right for Alois Rogenhofer, a librarian at the University of Vienna who wrote about crustacea.

    The Fine Art of Saying 'It's My Book'

  • Nineteen other tomes had been completed, ranging in subject from ethnography to ornithology, botany to crustacea, hydrology to physics.

    United States Exploring Expedition

  • The area of transition from freshwater glades to saltwater mangrove swamps is a highly productive zone that nurses great numbers of commercially valuable crustacea.

    Everglades National Park, United States

  • At least until New Year's Eve and Day, which I will also probably use as an excuse, even though Lobster God New Year is actually celebrated on February 29th, or what crustacea apostates call "Leap Year."

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  • The Netherlands Ornithological Mauritanian Expedition of 1980 gathered comprehensive data on waders, crustacea, and other fauna.

    Banc d'Arguin National Park, Mauritania

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