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Definition of the noun Acorn-Shell

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  1. [zoology] One of the sessile cirripeds; a barnacle of the genus Balanus.

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Google previewA conchological dictionary of the British Islands (1819)

by William Turton

Conic Acorn-shell. Donovan, pi. 30. f. 3— Dorset Cat. pi. 2. f. 9. Shell conic, with the aperture very narrow, of six un* equal valves, surrounded with numerous nearly equidistant thin raised striae from the bottom to the top ; the tip of the valves ...

Google previewThe Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. In which the Whole Circle of Human Learning is Explained, and the Difficulties Attending the Acquisition of Every Art, Whether Liberal Or Mechanical, are Removed, in the Most Easy and Familiar Manner ... (1766)

by Wilson and Fell (Londres), Fletcher and Hodson (Cambridge)

The great furrowed Acorn-Shell, -with a large mouth, is the biggest of this kind, being about an inch and an half in height, and above an inch in diameter, where largest. It is broad at the base, and firmly fixed to a solid substance, and nearly of ...

Google previewChambers's encyclopaedia (1896)

A dictionary of universal knowledge

The common sessile acorn-shell may be briefly described in Huxlev's words as 'a crustacean fixed by its head, and kicking its food into its mouth with its legs. ' The body is enveloped in a fold of skin, or mantle, which forms round about the ...

Google previewThe imperial encyclopaedic dictionary (1901)

a new and exhaustive work of reference to the English language, defining over 250,000 words, with a full account of their origin, pronunciation and use. Comprising a general encyclopaedia of art, science, invention and discovery; a gazetteer and atlas of the world; a compendious dictionary of universal biography, etc by Robert Hunter

[Acorn-shell. ] acorn-COffee, *. A preparation made from icornst busked, dried, and roasted.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

An acorn-shell; a cirriped of the family Balanidae. Balanoidea (bal-a-noi'dé-á), n. pl. [NL., & Balanus + -oidea. nidae. Cf. balanoid.] Same as BalaBalanophoraceae (bal'a-nó-förå'sé-é), n. pl. [NL., (Gr. 367avoc, an acorn, +-pópoc, bearing ...

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