from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various mantis shrimps of the genus Squilla, having sharp claws used for spearing prey.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The representative genus of Squillidæ, containing such crustaceans as S. mantis, the common mantis-shrimp or locust-shrimp. The southern squill of the United States is Coronis glabriuscula. See cuts under
- noun Same as
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous stomapod crustaceans of the genus Squilla and allied genera. They make burrows in mud or beneath stones on the seashore. Called also
mantis shrimp. See Illust.under stomapoda.
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- noun zoology Any of the
genusSquilla of mantis shrimps.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a kind of mantis shrimp
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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In the case of both the hump-backed carid and the squilla the middle art of the tail is spinous: only that in the squilla the part is flattened and in the carid it is sharp-pointed.
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 crawfish has a tail, and five fins on it; and the round-backed carid has a tail and four fins; the squilla also has fins at the tail on either side.
A less complete case of serial homology is presented by Crustacea (animals of the crab class), notably by the squilla and by the common lobster.
It is therefore very interesting to find that in the other crustacean before mentioned, the squilla, the segmentation of the body is more completely preserved, and even the first three segments, which go to compose the head, remain permanently distinct.
Spawn of fish, minute _mollusca_, the small classes of _squilla_ and
There are other crustaceans, next-door neighbors of the squilla, whose gills are still more simplified.
What would you have thought of the poor little squilla, so prettily baptised by the fishermen, if
_ -- If you rub your bedsteede with squilla stamped with vinaigre, or with the leaves of cedar tree sodden in oil, you shall never feel punese.
[171-*] “In elevatione atque utriusque squilla pulsatur.”