from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. 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.
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- n. barnacles
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