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Noun: barnacle  baa(r)-nu-kul
  1. Marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces
    - cirriped, cirripede
     
  2. European goose smaller than the brant; breeds in the far north
    - barnacle goose, Branta leucopsis

Derived forms: barnacles

Type of: crustacean, goose

Part of: Branta, Cirripedia, genus Branta, subclass Cirripedia

Encyclopedia: Barnacle