Squillas
Squilla Squil"la (skw[i^]l"l[.a]), n.; pl. E. {Squillas} (-l[.a]z), L. {Squill[ae]} (-l[=e]). [L., a sea onion, also, a prawn or shrimp. See {Squill}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous stomapod crustaceans of the genus {Squilla} and allied genera. They make burrows in mud or beneath stones on the seashore. Called also {mantis shrimp}. See Illust. under {Stomapoda}. [1913 Webster]

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  • SQUILLA — I. SQUILLA campanula cum manubtio, quae in Romana Ecclesia, ad elevationem Sacramenti, ideo pulsatur, ut orationem exciter. Vide Durand. Rational. l. 14. c. 41. ubi inter alia ait: Et propter causam eandem, Squilla pulsatur, dum corpus Christi ad …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Gastrula — Stomapoda Sto*map o*da, n. pl. [NL. See {Stoma}, and { poda}.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of Crustacea including the squillas. The maxillipeds are leglike in form, and the large claws are comblike. They have a large and elongated abdomen, which contains …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mantis shrimp — Squilla Squil la (skw[i^]l l[.a]), n.; pl. E. {Squillas} ( l[.a]z), L. {Squill[ae]} ( l[=e]). [L., a sea onion, also, a prawn or shrimp. See {Squill}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous stomapod crustaceans of the genus {Squilla} and allied genera.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squilla — Squil la (skw[i^]l l[.a]), n.; pl. E. {Squillas} ( l[.a]z), L. {Squill[ae]} ( l[=e]). [L., a sea onion, also, a prawn or shrimp. See {Squill}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous stomapod crustaceans of the genus {Squilla} and allied genera. They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squillae — Squilla Squil la (skw[i^]l l[.a]), n.; pl. E. {Squillas} ( l[.a]z), L. {Squill[ae]} ( l[=e]). [L., a sea onion, also, a prawn or shrimp. See {Squill}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous stomapod crustaceans of the genus {Squilla} and allied genera.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Squilloidea — Stomapoda Sto*map o*da, n. pl. [NL. See {Stoma}, and { poda}.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of Crustacea including the squillas. The maxillipeds are leglike in form, and the large claws are comblike. They have a large and elongated abdomen, which contains …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stomapoda — Sto*map o*da, n. pl. [NL. See {Stoma}, and { poda}.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of Crustacea including the squillas. The maxillipeds are leglike in form, and the large claws are comblike. They have a large and elongated abdomen, which contains a part of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stomatopoda — Stomapoda Sto*map o*da, n. pl. [NL. See {Stoma}, and { poda}.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of Crustacea including the squillas. The maxillipeds are leglike in form, and the large claws are comblike. They have a large and elongated abdomen, which contains …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squilla — noun (plural squillas or squillae) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, shrimp, crayfish Date: 1658 any of various stomatopod crustaceans (especially genus Squilla) that burrow in mud or beneath stones in shallow water along the seashore …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • squilla — /skwil euh/, n., pl. squillas, squillae /skwil ee/. See mantis shrimp. [1650 60; < L; see SQUILL] * * * …   Universalium

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