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Definition: skeleton shrimp
n : small amphipod crustacean having a grotesque form suggestive
of the praying mantis; found chiefly on seaweed
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Definition: Skeleton shrimp
, n. [OE. shrimp; -- probably so named from its
shriveled appearance. See Shrimp
(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
. See Illust. of Decapoda
(b) In a more general sense, any species of the macruran
, 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
2. Figuratively, a little wrinkled man; a dwarf; -- in
This weak and writhled shrimp. --Shak.
. (Zo["o]l.) See under Opossum
, or Skeleton shrimp
slender amphipod crustacean of the genus Caprella
allied genera. See Illust. under L[ae]modopoda
(Zo["o]l.), the little tern (Sterna minuta
, a dredge net fixed upon a pole, or a sweep net
dragged over the fishing ground.
Consisting of, or resembling, a skeleton; consisting merely
of the framework or outlines; having only certain leading
features of anything; as, a skeleton sermon; a skeleton
, a bill or draft made out in blank as to the
amount or payee, but signed by the acceptor. [Eng.]
, a key with nearly the whole substance of the
web filed away, to adapt it to avoid the wards of a lock;
a master key; -- used for opening locks to which it has
not been especially fitted.
, a leaf from which the pulpy part has been
removed by chemical means, the fibrous part alone
, a proof of a print or engraving, with the
inscription outlined in hair strokes only, such proofs
being taken before the engraving is finished.
, a regiment which has its complement of
officers, but in which there are few enlisted men.
(Zo["o]l.), a small crustacean of the genus
. See Illust. under L[ae]modipoda