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squilla

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noun squil·la \ˈskwi-lə\

Definition of squilla

plural squillas or squillae play \ˈskwi-ˌlē, -ˌlī\

  1. :  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

Rhymes with squilla


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