sea monkey
noun Date: 1973 a brine shrimp (Artemia salina) that hatches from dormant encysted eggs and is sometimes raised in aquariums

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  • sea monkey — (n.) 1909 as a heraldic animal, 1964 as a U.S. proprietary name for brine shrimp (Artemia salina), which had been used as food for aquarium fish till they began to be marketed as pets by U.S. inventor Harold von Braunhut (d.2003), who also… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sea-Monkey — Der Begriff Sea Monkey bezeichnet eine Zuchtlinie aus der Art Salinenkrebs mit lateinischem Namen Artemia nyos eine Real Fernsehserie (1992) mit dem vollem Namen The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys ein Computerspiel mit dem vollem Namen The Amazing… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sea Monkey — Der Begriff Sea Monkey bezeichnet eine Art von Salinenkrebsen, siehe auch Artemia ein Computerspiel, The Amazing Virtual Sea Monkeys eine Real Fernsehserie (1992), The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys die Internetprogrammsuite SeaMonkey …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sea monkey — /ˈsi mʌŋki/ (say see mungkee) noun a hybrid form of a species of brine shrimp, Artemia salina, which enters into a natural state of suspended animation, numbers of such creatures appearing to be a dry powder which, when put into water, produces… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Sea-Monkeys — are a trademark given to sell a variant of brine shrimp or Artemia salina , now called Artemia salina x nyos that originate in salt lakes and evaporation flats and are members of the phylum Arthropoda [cite web… …   Wikipedia

  • Monkey — Mon key, n.; pl. {Monkeys}. [Cf. OIt. monicchio, It. monnino, dim. of monna an ape, also dame, mistress, contr. fr. madonna. See {Madonna}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) In the most general sense, any one of the Quadrumana, including apes, baboons, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Monkey block — Monkey Mon key, n.; pl. {Monkeys}. [Cf. OIt. monicchio, It. monnino, dim. of monna an ape, also dame, mistress, contr. fr. madonna. See {Madonna}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) In the most general sense, any one of the Quadrumana, including apes, baboons,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Monkey boat — Monkey Mon key, n.; pl. {Monkeys}. [Cf. OIt. monicchio, It. monnino, dim. of monna an ape, also dame, mistress, contr. fr. madonna. See {Madonna}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) In the most general sense, any one of the Quadrumana, including apes, baboons,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Monkey flower — Monkey Mon key, n.; pl. {Monkeys}. [Cf. OIt. monicchio, It. monnino, dim. of monna an ape, also dame, mistress, contr. fr. madonna. See {Madonna}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) In the most general sense, any one of the Quadrumana, including apes, baboons,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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