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English → English (WordNet) Definition: opossum shrimp opossum shrimp n : shrimp-like crustaceans whose females carry eggs and young in a pouch between the legs
English → English (gcide) Definition: Opossum shrimp Shrimp \Shrimp\, n. [OE. shrimp; -- probably so named from its shriveled appearance. See Shrimp, v.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of macruran Crustacea belonging to Crangon and various allied genera, having a slender body and long legs. Many of them are used as food. The larger kinds are called also prawns. See Illust. of Decapoda. (b) In a more general sense, any species of the macruran tribe Caridea, or any species of the order Schizopoda, having a similar form. (c) In a loose sense, any small crustacean, including some amphipods and even certain entomostracans; as, the fairy shrimp, and brine shrimp. See under Fairy, and Brine. [1913 Webster] 2. Figuratively, a little wrinkled man; a dwarf; -- in contempt. [1913 Webster] This weak and writhled shrimp. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Opossum shrimp. (Zo["o]l.) See under Opossum. Spector shrimp, or Skeleton shrimp (Zo["o]l.), any slender amphipod crustacean of the genus Caprella and allied genera. See Illust. under L[ae]modopoda. Shrimp catcher (Zo["o]l.), the little tern (Sterna minuta ). Shrimp net, a dredge net fixed upon a pole, or a sweep net dragged over the fishing ground. [1913 Webster] Opossum \O*pos"sum\, n. [Of N. American Indian origin.] (Zo["o]l.) Any American marsupial of the genera Didelphys and Chironectes; called also possum. The common species of the United States is Didelphys Virginiana. [1913 Webster] Note: Several related species are found in South America. The water opossum of Brazil (Chironectes variegatus), which has the hind feet, webbed, is provided with a marsupial pouch and with cheek pouches. It is called also yapock. [1913 Webster] Opossum mouse. (Zo["o]l.) See Flying mouse, under Flying. Opossum shrimp (Zo["o]l.), any schizopod crustacean of the genus Mysis and allied genera. See Schizopoda. [1913 Webster]

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