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English noun: barnacle

1. barnacle (animal) marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces


Synonymscirriped, cirripede


Broader (hypernym)crustacean


Narrower (hyponym)acorn barnacle, Balanus balanoides, goose barnacle, gooseneck barnacle, Lepas fascicularis, rock barnacle


Member meronymCirripedia, subclass Cirripedia

2. barnacle (animal) European goose smaller than the brant; breeds in the far north


Synonymsbarnacle goose, Branta leucopsis


Broader (hypernym)goose


Member meronymBranta, genus Branta









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