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gooseneck barnacle


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

  • n. See goose barnacle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several filter-feeding crustaceans, of the genus Lapas, that live attached to hard surfaces of rocks and flotsam in the ocean intertidal zone. It has a long and muscular stalk, which is edible and is considered a delicacy in several Mediterranean countries.

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

  • n. stalked barnacle that attaches to ship bottoms or floating timbers


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