goose barnacle


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Related to goose barnacle: sperm whale, Barnacle Geese

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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Protection of the goose barnacle Pollicipes pollicipes, Gmelin, 1790 population: the Gaztelugatxe Marine Reserve (Basque Country, northern Spain).
Sex determination in Scalpellum scalpellum (Cirripedia: Thoracica: Lepadomorpha), a hermaphroditic goose barnacle with dwarf males.
The striped goose barnacle (Conchoderma virgatum) is pelagic, at times found attached to whales and ships' hulls.
Over the course of a year, birds were predicted to reduce goose barnacle abundance by 71% on Tatoosh and by 46% at Shi-shi Beach, based upon Eqs.
Mae'n cael yr enw Saesneg, Goose barnacle, am fod pobl yn arfer credu fod yr wydd wyran (Barnacle goose) yn deor o gaglau'r mor oedd yn tyfu ar goed wrth ochr y mor - mi fedra i ddeall pam gan fod y pen yn edrych rhywbeth yn debyg i wy.
They were all moving goose barnacles," Lau Morgan added.
I peer inside to find goose barnacles, in double figures, settled around its brim and on the walls of its stomach.
STORMY weather has led to massive numbers of goose barnacles washing up on North Wales coasts.