brine shrimp


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brine shrimp

n.
Any of various small crustaceans of the genus Artemia that inhabit highly saline ponds and lakes and are often used as food for farmed fish and shellfish and for aquarium fish.

brine′ shrimp`


n.
any fairy shrimp of the genus Artemia.
[1830–40]
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Noun1.brine shrimp - common to saline lakesbrine shrimp - common to saline lakes    
branchiopod, branchiopod crustacean, branchiopodan - aquatic crustaceans typically having a carapace and many pairs of leaflike appendages used for swimming as well as respiration and feeding
Artemia, Chirocephalus, genus Artemia, genus Chirocephalus - fairy shrimp; brine shrimp
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