Scyllarian Scyl*la"ri*an, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of a family ({Scyllarid[ae]}) of macruran Crustacea, remarkable for the depressed form of the body, and the broad, flat antenn[ae]. Also used adjectively. [1913 Webster]

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  • scyllarian — scyl·lar·i·an …   English syllables

  • scyllarian — I. sə̇ˈla(a)rēən adjective Etymology: New Latin Scyllarus, genus of crustaceans + English an : of or relating to the Scyllaridae II. noun ( s) : a crustacean of the family Scyllaridae …   Useful english dictionary

  • spanish lobster — noun Usage: usually capitalized S : any of several large sluggish scyllarian crustaceans (genus Scyllarides) used as bait and sometimes for food in the West Indies …   Useful english dictionary

  • squagga — ˈskwägə noun ( s) Etymology: native name in Australia : a scyllarian crustacean (Ibacus incisus) of Australia that is salmon red in color and reaches a length of eight inches …   Useful english dictionary

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