stalk barnacle
Stalked Stalked (st[add]kt), a. Having a stalk or stem; borne upon a stem. [1913 Webster]

{Stalked barnacle} (Zo["o]l.), a goose barnacle, or anatifer; -- called also {stalk barnacle}.

{Stalked crinoid} (Zo["o]l.), any crinoid having a jointed stem. [1913 Webster]


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  • stalk — stalk1 [stôk] vi. [ME stalken < OE stealcian (in comp.) < stealc, high, steep < IE * stelg < base * stel , to place, set up > STILL1, Gr stellein] 1. a) to walk in a stiff, haughty, or grim manner b) to advance or spread grimly… …   English World dictionary

  • Barnacle — For other uses, see Barnacle (disambiguation). Barnacles Temporal range: Mid Cambrian–Recent …   Wikipedia

  • Barnacle Goose — Taxobox name = Barnacle Goose status = LC status system = iucn3.1 status ref = [IUCN2006|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2004|id=47150|title=Branta leucopsis|downloaded=11 May 2006] image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata… …   Wikipedia

  • barnacle-goose — barˈnacle goose or berˈnicle goose noun A wild black and white goose of N Europe (Branta leucopsis), once believed to develop from a barnacle (the gooseˈ barˈnacle) that attaches itself, esp to floating wood, by a thick stalk • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stalked barnacle — Stalked Stalked (st[add]kt), a. Having a stalk or stem; borne upon a stem. [1913 Webster] {Stalked barnacle} (Zo[ o]l.), a goose barnacle, or anatifer; called also {stalk barnacle}. {Stalked crinoid} (Zo[ o]l.), any crinoid having a jointed stem …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rock barnacle — noun barnacle that attaches to rocks especially in intertidal zones • Syn: ↑acorn barnacle, ↑Balanus balanoides • Hypernyms: ↑barnacle, ↑cirriped, ↑cirripede • Member Holonyms: ↑Balanus …   Useful english dictionary

  • pedunculate barnacle — noun : a barnacle (as the goose barnacle) attached to the substrate by the base of a fleshy foot or stalk compare sessile barnacle …   Useful english dictionary

  • goose barnacle — n. 〚from the fable that geese grew from them〛 any of a number of barnacles (genera Lepas and Mitella) that attach themselves by a long, fleshy stalk to rocks, ship bottoms, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • goose barnacle — n. [from the fable that geese grew from them] any of a number of barnacles (genera Lepas and Mitella) that attach themselves by a long, fleshy stalk to rocks, ship bottoms, etc …   English World dictionary

  • gooseneck barnacle — noun Any of several filter feeding crustaceans, of the genus Lapas, that live attached to hard surfaces of rocks and flotsam in the ocean intertidal zone. It has a long and muscular stalk, which is edible and is considered a delicacy in several… …   Wiktionary

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