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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4 Goose Barnacles, Galicia, Spain - Tiny crustaceans, dangerous to harvest, but sweet and fleshy and bursting with the aroma of the sea.
Cameras record how fishermen in Northern Spain put their lives on the line to collect highly valued goose barnacles, abseiling down cliffs while being pounded by the Atlantic waves.
IN northern Spain, fishermen risk life and limb collecting goose barnacles by abseiling down cliffs pounded by the Atlantic waves.
birds eating goose barnacles, goose barnacles affecting other species), I used only experiments in which the intermediary species (goose barnacles) was either naturally absent (Wootton 1990) or was experimentally held to constant levels (Wootton 1994a).
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