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n. pl. squil·las or squil·lae (skwĭl′ē′)
Any of various mantis shrimps of the genus Squilla, having sharp claws used for spearing prey.

[New Latin Squilla, genus name, from Latin squilla, shrimp; see squill.]


n, pl -las or -lae (-liː)
(Animals) any mantis shrimp of the genus Squilla
[C16: from Latin squilla shrimp, of obscure origin]

man′tis shrimp`

any of numerous shrimplike crustaceans of the order Stomatopoda having a greatly enlarged second pair of grasping forelimbs somewhat resembling those of a mantis.
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Noun1.squilla - a kind of mantis shrimpsquilla - a kind of mantis shrimp    
mantis crab, mantis shrimp - tropical marine burrowing crustaceans with large grasping appendages
genus Squilla - type genus of the family Squillidae
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