plural noun

: a tribe of decapod crustaceans (suborder Natantia) containing most shrimps, prawns, and related forms in which the lateral plates of the second abdominal segment overlap those of the first
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, plural of carid-, caris

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“Carides.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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