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barnacle

bar·na·cle

barnacle

 
pronunciation:
bar n kl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of a large group of marine crustaceans that are free-floating as larvae, but attach to submerged or intertidal surfaces such as wharves, rocks, ship bottoms, and the like, and form sharp-edged shells as adults.
definition 2: a thing or person that clings tightly.
definition 3: a type of goose that summers in northern Europe.
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  crustacean, invertebrate, ocean