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barnacle Tweet Definition of barnacle Like Definition of barnacle on Facebook
noun
  1. A marine crustacean of the subclass Cirripedia that attaches itself to submerged surfaces such as tidal rocks or the bottoms of ships.
  2. The barnacle goose.
  3. (obsolete) An instrument like a pair of pincers, to fix on the nose of a vicious horse while shoeing so as to make it more tractable.
  4. (context, archaic, UK) A nickname for spectacles.
  5. (context, slang, obsolete) A good job, or snack easily obtained.
berry Tweet Definition of berry Like Definition of berry on Facebook
noun (berr, ies)
  1. A small fruit, of any one of many varieties.
  2. A soft fruit which develops from a superior ovary and contains seeds not encased in pits.
black widow Tweet Definition of black widow Like Definition of black widow on Facebook
noun
  1. A species of venomous spider. The bite is painful to humans and occasionally fatal. The females are marked by a red hourglass shape on the abdomen.
  2. A Marriage, married woman that has murdered one or more of their husbands. w:Black Widow (woman), Black Widow
brain coral Tweet Definition of brain coral Like Definition of brain coral on Facebook
noun
  1. any of several species of coral in the shape of a brain.
brine shrimp Tweet Definition of brine shrimp Like Definition of brine shrimp on Facebook
noun (brine shrimp)
  1. An aquatic crustacean of the taxonomic order Artemia, one species of which is often marketed under the name Sea-Monkey as a novelty gift.
brown recluse spider Tweet Definition of brown recluse spider Like Definition of brown recluse spider on Facebook
noun
  1. a venomous American spider, Loxosceles reclusa, that has a mark on its back in the shape of a violin (some say an hourglass)
bryozoa Tweet Definition of bryozoa Like Definition of bryozoa on Facebook
noun
  1. (plural of, bryozoan)
bryozoan Tweet Definition of bryozoan Like Definition of bryozoan on Facebook
noun (plural bryozoans)
  1. (zoology) A bryozoon.
  2. (zoology) A member of a bryozoan colony.
adjective
  1. (zoology) Pertaining to bryozoa.

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