squilla

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n squilla a kind of mantis shrimp
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Squilla skwĭl"lȧ (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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n squilla 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 mantis-shrimp and Squillidæ.
    • n squilla Same as squill, 1.
    • n squilla Same as squill, 2.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a sea onion, also, a prawn or shrimp. See Squill

Usage


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