noun (Plural krill)
Translations:Etymology: From Dutch word "kriel" for puny/tiny, applied to fish fry (in the sense of hatchlings); sometimes interpreted as "whale food".
any of several small marine crustacean species of plankton in the order Euphausiacea in the class Malacostraca
Note: Among the most important species are the Antarctic krill Euphausia superba, and the Northern krill Meganyctiphanes norvegica.
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