Fairy-shrimp definition

Any of various small branchiopod crustaceans of the order Anostraca that lack a carapace and characteristically swim upside-down, found in freshwater habitats and saline lakes.
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Any of an order (Anostraca) of crustaceans, often found in temporary freshwater pools in early spring, having delicate colors and a graceful swimming motion.
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A small freshwater branchiopod having a transparent body with many appendages and swimming on its back.
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Noun

Singular:
fairy-shrimp
Plural:
fairy shrimps