squilla


squil·la

noun \ˈskwi-lə\
plural squillas or squil·lae \ˈskwi-ˌlē, -ˌlī\

Definition of SQUILLA

:  any of various stomatopod crustaceans (especially genus Squilla) that burrow in mud or beneath stones in shallow water along the seashore

Origin of SQUILLA

New Latin, from Latin, shrimp, crayfish
First Known Use: 1658

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