crustacean crustacean  /krə ˈsteɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
  2. (adj) of or belonging to the class Crustacea


  1. Another gentlemanly crustacean is announcer Gene Crane, who has haunted WCAU radio and TV since 1945.
  2. The commission proposed a truth-in-menu rule that might mean, for example, that no restaurant could offer as Maryland crab any crustacean that had crawled into Delaware.
  3. Daphnia magna is an almost-microscopic, transparent, fresh-water crustacean that looks something like a very intelligent, infinitesimal shrimp.


  1. Battery Materials Made Using Crab Shells

    MTorrice writes "Crab shells usually are just a nuisance that you have to crack and dig through to get the delicious meat inside. But one team of materials scientists thinks the shells could help them fabricate materials for long lasting batteries. The team used the nanostructures (abstract) found in the crustacean shells as templates to make sulfur and silicon electrode materials for lithium ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Slashdot

  2. Dwight Howard Says He's Not Watching NBA Finals

    All-Star center Dwight Howard had a tumultuous first season with the Los Angeles Lakers as they played well below expectations and were swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs. After falling short of his ultimate goal, Howard has no interest in seeing someone else achieve it. According to TMZ , Howard was seen dining with friends at Crustacean in Beverly Hills ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. LA’s Best Restaurants For Eating Shrimp

    As Bubba from the film “Forrest Gump” put it, “shrimp is the fruit of the sea.” These aquatic appetizers are prepared in so many ways and end up as delicious no matter the method. Get your decapod crustacean fix at one of these fine establishments.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CBS 2 Los Angeles

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  1. To a round of laughter from the two dozen people in attendance, Hulshof said: "I guess my primary opponent thinks her economic plan is to hire a 20-something to wear the uniform of a crustacean. I personally would like to bring better paying jobs to...
    on Jul 14, 2008 By: Kenny Hulshof Source: Southeast Missourian

  2. "I've got two entries," says Ravi Shankar. "How about 'Seafood'? Well, because...... Or 'Krustofski'? It's a crustacean and Krustofski is Krusty the Clown's surname."
    on Mar 4, 2010 By: Ravi Shankar Source: The Guardian

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