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Crustacean   /krəstˈeɪʃən/   Listen

Any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton.

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"Crustacean" Quotes from Famous Books

... to plant salsify, or the vegetable oyster, as it has been aptly named from its crustacean flavour so dear to herbaceous boarders. This may be still further accentuated by planting it in soil containing lime, chalk or other ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, November 17, 1920 • Various

... yielded the remains of a number of the minute Ostracoda, such as Entomis ("Cypridina"), Leperditia, &c., which sometimes occur in vast numbers, as in the so-called "Cypridina Slates" of the German Devonian. There are also a few forms of Phyllopods (Estheria). Taken as a whole, the Crustacean fauna of the Devonian period presents many alliances with that of the Upper Silurian, but has only slight relationships with ...
— The Ancient Life History of the Earth • Henry Alleyne Nicholson

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