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n. pl. krill
The collection of small marine crustaceans of the order Euphausiacea that are the principal food of baleen whales.
[Norwegian kril, young fry of fish.]
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n, pl krill
(Animals) any small shrimplike marine crustacean of the order Euphausiacea: the principal food of whalebone whales
[C20: from Norwegian kril young fish]
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n., pl. krill.
any of the small, pelagic, shrimplike crustaceans of the family Euphausiidae.
[1905–10; < Norwegian]
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Small crustaceans that float in the ocean in huge numbers and are one of the most important parts of zooplankton. Krill are the main food of baleen whales.
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|Noun||1.||krill - shrimp-like planktonic crustaceans; major source of food for e.g. baleen whales|
malacostracan crustacean - a major subclass of crustaceans
Euphausiacea, order Euphausiacea - small commonly luminescent crustaceans; important element of marine plankton: krill
Euphausia pacifica - food for jellyfish
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