goose barnacle

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goose barnacle

n.
Any of various barnacles having a fleshy stalk that attaches to rocks or floating objects such as ships' hulls. Also called gooseneck barnacle.

goose barnacle

n
(Animals) any barnacle of the genus Lepas, living attached by a stalk to pieces of wood, having long feathery appendages (cirri) and flattened shells

bar•na•cle

(ˈbɑr nə kəl)

n.
1. any marine crustacean of the subclass Cirripedia, having a shell made up of separate plates, being either stalked (goose barnacle) and attaching itself to ship bottoms and floating timber, or stalkless (rock barnacle).
2. one that clings tenaciously.
[1580–85; perhaps a conflation of barnacle barnacle goose with Cornish brennyk limpet (or Celtic cognates)]
bar′na•cled, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goose barnacle - stalked barnacle that attaches to ship bottoms or floating timbersgoose barnacle - stalked barnacle that attaches to ship bottoms or floating timbers
barnacle, cirriped, cirripede - marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces
genus Lepas, Lepas - type genus of the family Lepadidae
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In the home of the albarino grape I ate the weirdest little barnacles called percebes, which cling to wave-battered rocks in the Atlantic Ocean.
In the home of the albarino grape, I ate the weirdest little barnacles called percebes, which cling to wave-battered rocks in the Atlantic Ocean.
On the coast, she meets a plucky woman named Marie-Carmen, who braves choppy waters where fishermen die every year to hunt for percebes - or goose neck barnacles.
Percebes Probably the ugliest food you will ever try, percebes or goose barnacles are tube-shaped crustaceans that cling to wave beaten rocks along the shorelines mainly in Galicia.
La luna se mantuvo en su puesto, sus dedos acariciaban un mar surcado de pliegues como un quiton, su disco blanqueaba las conchas de ruinosas oficinas, percebes adheridos a los muelles de la ciudad destruida por un incendio, su farol desnudaba los ovalos de fachadas sin dientes al largo de romanas arcadas y, mientras el pasaba, sus alternos marfiles lucian sin armonia; su era estaba muerta, su manta amortajaba el mobiliario anoso, el manto de la chimenea con su Venus de yeso blanco, que su deseo habia vuelto marmorea, espejo de las sirvientas negras, algo cascado y sin bano ya de plata, como el retrato, de panoleta y arracadas, del pintor: Albertina.
On the coast, she meets Marie-Carmen, who braves choppy waters where fishermen die every year to hunt for Percebes - or Goose Neck Barnacles.
That includes gourmet dining on percebes - Spanish barnacles - and listening to everything musical "from rap to Luciano Pavarotti to flamenco".
October to February is the harvesting season for Percebes or goose barnacles, a local delicacy, which can fetch pounds 100 a kilo.