: a genus of large dark-colored active terrestrial isopod crustaceans (the type of the family Ligiidae) having long antennae and uropods and living about wharves and among rocks along seacoasts see wharf monkey

Word History


New Latin, probably after Ligia, a siren in ancient Greek mythology, from Greek Ligeia

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“Ligia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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