- crustaceansN-COUNTA crustacean is an animal with a hard shell and several pairs of legs, which usually lives in water. Crabs, lobsters, and shrimps are crustaceans.
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Crustacean — Crus*ta cean (kr?s t? shan; 97), a. (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Crustacea; crustaceous. n. An animal belonging to the class Crustacea. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
crustacean — 1835, from Mod.L. CRUSTACEA (Cf. Crustacea) the class name (q.v.). As an adj., 1858 (earlier was crustaceous, 1640s) … Etymology dictionary
crustacean — ► NOUN ▪ an aquatic arthropod of a large group including crabs, lobsters, shrimps, woodlice, and barnacles. ORIGIN Latin, from crusta rind, shell, crust … English terms dictionary
crustacean — [krus tā′shən] n. [ModL Crustacea < crustaceus, having a crust or shell < L crusta, CRUST] any of a subphylum (Crustacea) of arthropods, including shrimps, crabs, barnacles, and lobsters, that usually live in the water and breathe through… … English World dictionary
crustacean — /kru stay sheuhn/, n. 1. any chiefly aquatic arthropod of the class Crustacea, typically having the body covered with a hard shell or crust, including the lobsters, shrimps, crabs, barnacles, and wood lice. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the… … Universalium
Crustacean — Crustacea Temporal range: 511–0 Ma … Wikipedia
crustacean — UK [krʌˈsteɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable] Word forms crustacean : singular crustacean plural crustaceans biology a sea animal such as a crab or a lobster with a hard shell and several pairs of legs … English dictionary
crustacean — /krʌsˈteɪʃən / (say krus tayshuhn) adjective 1. belonging to the Crustacea, a phylum of (chiefly aquatic) arthropod animals, including the lobsters, prawns, crabs, barnacles, slaters, etc., commonly having the body covered with a hard exoskeleton … Australian English dictionary
crustacean — noun Date: 1835 any of a large class (Crustacea) of mostly aquatic mandibulate arthropods that have a chitinous or calcareous and chitinous exoskeleton, a pair of often much modified appendages on each segment, and two pairs of antennae and that… … New Collegiate Dictionary
crustacean — crus|ta|cean [krʌˈsteıʃən] n technical [Date: 1800 1900; : Modern Latin; Origin: crustaceus, from Latin crusta; CRUST] an animal such as a ↑lobster or a ↑crab that has a hard outer shell and several pairs of legs, and usually lives in water… … Dictionary of contemporary English