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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.
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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 subclass Cirripedia in the subphylum Crustacea, and is hence related to crabs and lobsters. Barnacles...
- Whale barnacles are species of acorn barnacle that belong to the family Coronulidae. They typically attach to baleen whales, and sometimes settle on toothed...
- The barnacle goose (Branta leucopsis) belongs to the genus Branta of black geese, which contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them...
- Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are fictional characters in the American animated television series, SpongeBob SquarePants. They were respectively voiced...
- Barnacle Bill may refer to: "Barnacle Bill (song)", the theme tune of the BBC children's TV programme Blue Peter William Bernard (sailor), subject of...
- Goose barnacles, also called stalked barnacles or gooseneck barnacles, are filter-feeding crustaceans that live attached to hard surfaces of rocks and...
- barnacle is an arthropod belonging to the infraclass Cirripedia in the subphylum Crustacea. Barnacle may also refer to: Barnacle (surname) Barnacle (slang)...
- Nora Barnacle (21 March 1884 – 10 April 1951) was the muse and wife of Irish author James Joyce. Barnacle and Joyce had their first romantic ****ignation...
- Acorn barnacle and acorn s**** are vernacular names for certain types of stalkless barnacles, generally excluding stalked or gooseneck barnacles. As adults...
- The word barnacle is a slang term used in electrical engineering to indicate a change made to a product on the manufacturing floor that was not part of...