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

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  • 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

  • squilla — [skwil′ə] n. pl. squillas or squillae [skwil′ē] [L squilla, scilla, prawn, shrimp, sea onion: see SQUILL] STOMATOPOD …   English World dictionary

  • Squilla — Squilla, der Heuschreckenkrebs, s. Schildkrebse …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Squilla — Squilla, lat., Meerzwiebel …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Squilla — Taxobox | name = Squilla regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Crustacea classis = Malacostraca ordo = Stomatopoda familia = Squillidae genus = Squilla genus authority = Fabricius, 1787 subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = See… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • squilla — 1squìl·la s.f. 1. CO campanella dal suono acuto, spec. la più piccola di un campanile o quella che si appende al collo degli animali da pascolo 2. LE campana o suono di campana: or la squilla dà segno | della festa che viene (Leopardi) {{line}}… …   Dizionario italiano

  • squilla — noun a kind of mantis shrimp • Syn: ↑mantis prawn • Hypernyms: ↑mantis shrimp, ↑mantis crab • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Squilla …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • Squilla — nf petite cloche, clochette Corse …   Glossaire des noms topographiques en France

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