fairy shrimp

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fairy shrimp small freshwater branchiopod having a transparent body with many appendages; swims on its back
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fairy shrimp (Zoöl) a European fresh-water phyllopod crustacean (Chirocephalus diaphanus); -- so called from its delicate colors, transparency, and graceful motions. The name is sometimes applied to similar American species.
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Usage

In literature:

I did not know whether they were fish, fairy shrimps, or frogs; I had never seen anything like them, and they were wholly unexpected.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
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In news:

Tiny fairy shrimp might steal your heart Documentary pulls viewers into their watery world.
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