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synonyms for barnacle

  • appendage
  • bloodsucker
  • crustacean
  • freeloader
  • hanger-on
  • leech
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His favorite example was a parasitic barnacle, named the Sacculina, which starts life as a segmented organism with a demarcated head.
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The biocide paint tributyltin, known as TBT, protected Shell tankers from accruing algae, barnacles and mussels, but it also caused female murex mollusks to change their gender, impairing their ability to spawn.
THE HUMAN HISTORY FOUND INSIDE A SEASHELLKATHARINE NORBURYJULY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Yet this group of arthropods also includes less-than-appetizing barnacles, woodlice, krill and plankton.
EXPLAINER: INSECTS, ARACHNIDS AND OTHER ARTHROPODSCURTIS SEGARRAJANUARY 19, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Rinse the mussels, scrape the exteriors of any that have little barnacles on them, and pull or cut off any beards.
MUSSELS ARE SIMPLE TO PREPARE, AND ADD TASTY DRAMA TO THE TABLEMARTHA HOLMBERGOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The Barnacle is always upside down in its home, and its twelve feathery legs are thrust out of the door at the top.
ON THE SEASHORER. CADWALLADER SMITH
Those which come into contact with sea water will be treated with a barnacle-proof preparation.
THE PANAMA CANALFREDERIC JENNINGS HASKIN
Here are to be found every species known to the Eastern states, except the barnacle brant of the Atlantic.
GAME BIRDS AND GAME FISHES OF THE PACIFIC COASTHARRY THOM PAYNE
They resemble the barnacle brant of the Atlantic (Branta barnicla) except in the shape of the head and bill.
GAME BIRDS AND GAME FISHES OF THE PACIFIC COASTHARRY THOM PAYNE
And that is the way the old sea-barnacle spent his declining years, dying at the tropic isle on July 16th, 1732.
FAMOUS PRIVATEERSMEN AND ADVENTURERS OF THE SEACHARLES H. L. JOHNSTON
Huxley describes the barnacle as a crustacean fixed by its head and kicking food into its mouth with its legs.
THE SEA-BEACH AT EBB-TIDEAUGUSTA FOOTE ARNOLD
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WORDS RELATED TO BARNACLE

  • barnacle
  • leech
  • moocher
  • parasite
  • sponge
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