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Definition of barnacle. Meaning of barnacle. Synonyms of barnacle

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Definition of barnacle

Barnacle Bar"na*cle, n. [See Bernicle.] A bernicle goose.
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.
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

- for other uses, see barnacle (disambiguation). a barnacle is a type of arthropod constituting the infracl**** cirripedia in the subphylum crustacea
- to be confused with barnacle goose. goose barnacles (order pedunculata), also called stalked barnacles or gooseneck barnacles, are filter-feeding crustaceans
- 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
- not to be confused with goose barnacle. the barnacle goose (branta leucopsis) belongs to the genus branta of black geese, which contains species
- nora barnacle (march 1884 – april 10, 1951) was the muse and wife of irish author james joyce. nora barnacle was born in the city of galway, ireland
- this article is about the folk song. for other uses, see barnacle bill (disambiguation). 'barnacle bill the sailor' (roud 4704) is an american drinking song
- name, see spongebob squarepants (season 1)§episode 6a. mermaid man and barnacle boy are fictional characters in the nickelodeon animated television series
- barnacle is an arthropod belonging to the infracl**** cirripedia in the subphylum crustacea. barnacle may also refer to: barnacle (company) barnacle (surname)