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 barnacle barnacle

noun

  • European goose smaller than the brant; breeds in the far north  ( barnacle, barnacle goose, Branta leucopsis )
    European goose smaller than the brant; breeds in the far north
  • marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces  ( barnacle, cirriped, cirripede )
    marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces