HyperDic: barnacle

English > 2 senses of the word barnacle:
NOUNanimalbarnacle, cirriped, cirripedemarine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages
animalbarnacle, barnacle goose, Branta leucopsisEuropean goose smaller than the brant
barnacle > pronunciation
Soundsbaa'rnahkahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > barnacle: 2 senses > noun 1, animal
Meaningmarine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces.
Synonymscirriped, cirripede
Member ofCirripedia, subclass Cirripediabarnacles
Narroweracorn barnacle, rock barnacle, Balanus balanoidesbarnacle that attaches to rocks especially in intertidal zones
goose barnacle, gooseneck barnacle, Lepas fascicularisstalked barnacle that attaches to ship bottoms or floating timbers / timbers
BroadercrustaceanAny mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
Spanishpercebe
Catalanpercebe
English > barnacle: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningEuropean goose smaller than the brant; breeds in the far north.
Synonymsbarnacle goose, Branta leucopsis
Member ofBranta, genus Brantawild geese
Broadergooseweb-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger / larger and less aquatic than ducks
Spanishbarnacla cariblanca, barnacla
CatalanBranta leucopsis, oca de galta blanca, oca de ventre blanc

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