Lig·​ia | \ ˈlijēə, lə̇ˈjīə \

Definition of Ligia

: 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

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History and Etymology for Ligia

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

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“Ligia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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