Caprella

noun
Ca·​prel·​la | \ kəˈprelə \

Definition of Caprella

: a genus of small amphipod crustaceans that are found chiefly on seaweeds and that have a grotesque form suggestive of the praying mantis

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History and Etymology for Caprella

New Latin, diminutive of Latin capra

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“Caprella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caprella. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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