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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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