• WordNet 3.6
    • adj crustacean of or belonging to the class Crustacea
    • n crustacean any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Apus Australiensis, a shrimp-like crustacean of arid central Australia, survives where other water animals would perish because its eggs hatch only after they have been dried out in the sun.
    • a Crustacean (Zoöl) Of or pertaining to the Crustacea; crustaceous.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • crustacean Of or pertaining to the Crustacea.
    • n crustacean One of the Crustacea.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crustacean one of the crustacea
    • adjs Crustacean pertaining to the crustacea, or shellfish
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In literature:

Lastly the crustacean confines itself to making a suit of armour out of its mineral skin.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
CRUSTACEAN with an antenna-like development of the eye-peduncle, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Here but three or four of the giant crustaceans tried to follow them.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Their favorite food consists of the eggs of all small crustaceans, such as shrimps, sand-hoppers, and lady-crabs.
"Harper's Young People, August 17, 1880" by Various
Crustaceans may be killed most handily with chloroform.
"Taxidermy" by Leon Luther Pray
This Crustacean dwells in the empty shells of Gasteropods.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
Similarly with the development of an individual crustacean or insect.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
Life upon the shattered planet of that far distant sun had apparently sprung from sources both crustacean and reptilian.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
These remarkable, extinct trilobites were the first crustaceans.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
The dolphin is exceedingly voracious, feeding on fish, cuttlefishes and crustaceans.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various

In poetry:

To whatever variation
Our posterity may turn
Hairy, squashy, or crustacean,
Bulbous-eyed or square of stern,
Tusked or toothless, mild or ruthless,
Towards that unknown god we yearn.
"Evolutionary Hymn" by C S Lewis

In news:

Gnathia marleyi, a tiny crustacean that lives of the blood of fish, has been named for the Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley .
Crustacean hides among reefs, feeds off fish that swim by.
Gnathia marleyi, a tiny crustacean that feeds off the blood of reef-dwelling Caribbean fish, has been named in honor – for lack of a better term – of the Jamaican musician Bob Marley .
A huge and potentially record-breaking haul of crustaceans in Maine and Canada this year has caused a market glut and a crash in wholesale prices.
He estimates that he has bought and sold more than 350,000 pounds of the crustacean annually over his nearly 40-year career.
These are a few of Chip 's favorite things: Crustaceans with drawn butter.
Old City 's infamous Mad River space grows up with a new tenant serving cocktails, craft beers and crustaceans.
The crustaceans have been crawling to the air-conditioned facility from a nearby mangrove forest as temperatures climb.
Off Broadway's yearly celebration of our loveable local crustacean will not, for the first time ever, feature a performance by the now-defunct Monads.
Regardless of the name they are fresh water crustaceans that breathe through feather-like gills and live in bodies of water that don't freeze.
Velcro-like barbed hooks cover the sponge's branching limbs, snaring crustaceans as they are swept into its branches by deep-sea currents.
Carlos Gaytan of Mexique makes "coffee and doughnuts" out of crustaceans.
Nevada wildlife officials have issued the first commercial permit for crawfish harvest in Lake Tahoe, allowing the Tahoe Lobster Co. To go after some of the 220 million crustaceans living in the lake.
They develop their trademark pink color from pigments in their food, which is made up of algae, crustaceans and other invertebrates.
San Francisco's Dungeness crab fleet is refusing to fish due to a dispute over the price of the tasty crustaceans.