Limnoria lignorum
Gribble Grib"ble, n. [Cf. Prov. E. grib to bite.] (Zo["o]l.) A small marine isopod crustacean ({Limnoria lignorum} or {Limnoria terebrans}), which burrows into and rapidly destroys submerged timber, such as the piles of wharves, both in Europe and America. [1913 Webster]

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  • Limnoria terebrans — Gribble Grib ble, n. [Cf. Prov. E. grib to bite.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small marine isopod crustacean ({Limnoria lignorum} or {Limnoria terebrans}), which burrows into and rapidly destroys submerged timber, such as the piles of wharves, both in Europe… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gribble — Taxobox name = Gribble image width = 250px image caption = Limnoria with eggs regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Crustacea classis = Malacostraca ordo = Isopoda familia = Limnoriidae familia authority = White, 1850 subdivision… …   Wikipedia

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  • gribble — /grib euhl/, n. a small, marine isopod crustacean of the genus Limnoria that destroys submerged timber by boring into it. [1830 40; perh. akin to GRUB] * * * ▪ crustacean       any of the approximately 20 species of wood boring, marine… …   Universalium

  • Gribble — Grib ble, n. [Cf. Prov. E. grib to bite.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small marine isopod crustacean ({Limnoria lignorum} or {Limnoria terebrans}), which burrows into and rapidly destroys submerged timber, such as the piles of wharves, both in Europe and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gribble — noun Any of various wood boring marine crustaceans of the genus Limnoria, especially Limnoria lignorum, which cause damage to underwater wooden structures …   Wiktionary

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