Meaning of “crustacean” in the English Dictionary


"crustacean" in English

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crustaceannoun [ C ]

uk /krʌsˈteɪ.ʃən/ us /krʌsˈteɪ.ʃən/

Examples from literature

  • A crustacean tries the same experiment, though living outside of its host instead of in it. 
  • Blackened by the fire, squid and crustacean were eaten without condiment, the tentacles being devoured as one eats celery. 
  • It served as both nest and nourishment for myriads of crustaceans and mollusks, for crabs and cuttlefish. 
  • The whales subsist entirely upon these small crustaceans. 
  • They also carry the spawn of fishes and small crustaceans among their feathers into new waters, and feed upon the countless seeds of weeds that are scattered broadcast over the face of the earth. 

(Definition of “crustacean” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crustacean" in American English

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crustaceannoun [ C ]

us /krʌˈsteɪ·ʃən/

any of various types of animals that live in water and have a hard outer shell and many legs:

Crabs, lobsters, and shrimps are crustaceans.

(Definition of “crustacean” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)