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Definition: Sterna minuta
, n. (Zo["o]l.)
The lesser tern (Sterna minuta
). [Prov. Eng.]
, 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.
1. Of or pertaining to fairies.
2. Given by fairies; as, fairy money. --Dryden.
(Zo["o]l.), the Euoropean little tern (Sterna minuta
); -- called also sea swallow
, and hooded tern
. (Zo["o]l.) See under Bluebird
(Zo["o]l.), a European swallow (Hirrundo ariel
) that builds flask-shaped nests of mud on
or Fairy circles
, the circles formed in
grassy lawns by certain fungi (as Marasmius Oreades
formerly supposed to be caused by fairies in their
midnight dances; also, the mushrooms themselves. Such
circles may have diameters larger than three meters.
(Zo["o]l.), a European fresh-water phyllopod
crustacean (Chirocephalus diaphanus
); -- so called from
its delicate colors, transparency, and graceful motions.
The name is sometimes applied to similar American species.
(Paleon.), an echinite.