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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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