Definition of barnacle. Meaning of barnacle. Synonyms of barnacle

Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word barnacle. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word barnacle and, of course, barnacle synonyms and on the right images related to the word barnacle.

Definition of barnacle

Barnacle
Barnacle Bar"na*cle, n. [See Bernicle.] A bernicle goose.
Barnacle
Barnacle Bar"na*cle, n. [Prob. from E. barnacle a kind of goose, which was popularly supposed to grow from this shellfish; but perh. from LL. bernacula for pernacula, dim. of perna ham, sea mussel; cf. Gr. ? ham Cf. F. bernacle, barnacle, E. barnacle a goose; and Ir. bairneach, barneach, limpet.] (Zo["o]l.) Any cirriped crustacean adhering to rocks, floating timber, ships, etc., esp. (a) the sessile species (genus Balanus and allies), and (b) the stalked or goose barnacles (genus Lepas and allies). See Cirripedia, and Goose barnacle. Barnacle eater (Zo["o]l.), the orange filefish. Barnacle scale (Zo["o]l.), a bark louse (Ceroplastes cirripediformis) of the orange and quince trees in Florida. The female scale curiously resembles a sessile barnacle in form.
barnacle
Bernicle Ber"ni*cle, n. [OE. bernak, bernacle; cf. OF. bernac; prob. fr. LL. bernacula for hibernicula, bernicula, fr. Hibernia; the birds coming from Hibernia or Ireland. Cf. 1st Barnacle.] A bernicle goose. [Written also barnacle.] Bernicle goose (Zo["o]l.), a goose (Branta leucopsis), of Arctic Europe and America. It was formerly believed that it hatched from the cirripeds of the sea (Lepas), which were, therefore, called barnacles, goose barnacles, or Anatifers. The name is also applied to other related species. See Anatifa and Cirripedia.

Meaning of barnacle from wikipedia

- A barnacle is a type of arthropod constituting the infracl**** Cirripedia in the subphylum Crustacea, and is hence related to crabs and lobsters. Barnacles...
- Goose barnacles (order Pedunculata), also called stalked barnacles or gooseneck barnacles, are filter-feeding crustaceans that live attached to hard surfaces...
- The barnacle goose (Branta leucopsis) belongs to the genus Branta of black geese, which contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them...
- Barnacle Bill may refer to: "Barnacle Bill" (song), an American drinking song William Bernard, subject of the song Barnacle Bill (Martian rock), a 40-cm...
- Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are fictional characters in the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. Mermaid Man was voiced by Ernest...
- Nora Barnacle (21 March 1884 – April 10, 1951) was the muse and wife of Irish author James Joyce. Barnacle was born in Galway workhouse on 21 March...
- The Barnacle Historic State Park is a 5-acre (2.0 ha) Florida State Park in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Florida at 3485 Main Highway. Built...
- The Quinnipiac Barnacle is a parody newspaper at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. The newspaper publishes daily online while school is in...
- "Barnacle Bill the Sailor" (Roud 4704) is an American drinking song adapted from "****y Bill the Sailor", a traditional folk song originally titled...
- barnacle is an arthropod belonging to the infracl**** Cirripedia in the subphylum Crustacea. Barnacle may also refer to: Barnacle (company) Barnacle (surname)...