Squilla Definition

skwĭlə
squillas
noun
Webster's New World
Any of various mantis shrimps of the genus Squilla, having sharp claws used for spearing prey.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
mantis prawn

Other Word Forms of Squilla

Noun

Singular:
squilla
Plural:
squillas

Origin of Squilla

  • New Latin Squilla genus name from Latin squilla shrimp squill

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the genus name.

    From Wiktionary

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