crustacean Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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crustaceannoun [C]

uk   us   /krʌsˈteɪ.ʃən/
any of ​varioustypes of ​animal that ​live in ​water and have a hard ​outershell
(Definition of crustacean from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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crustaceannoun [C]

 us   /krʌˈsteɪ·ʃən/
any of ​varioustypes of ​animals that ​live in ​water and have a hard ​outershell and many ​legs: Crabs, ​lobsters, and ​shrimps are crustaceans.
(Definition of crustacean from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “crustacean”
in Korean 갑각류 동물…
in Arabic القِشرِيّات…
in Malaysian krustasia…
in French crustacé…
in Chinese (Traditional) 甲殼類動物…
in Italian crostaceo…
in Spanish crustáceo…
in Vietnamese loài giáp xác…
in Portuguese crustáceo…
in Thai สัตว์น้ำที่มีเปลือกแข็ง…
in German Krustentiere (pl.)…
in Catalan crustaci…
in Japanese 甲殻類動物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 甲壳类动物…
in Indonesian krustasea…
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