Pa·​lae·​mon | \ pəˈlēˌmän \

Definition of Palaemon

: a large widely distributed genus (the type of the family Palaemonidae) of prawns with prominently toothed rostrum and three-jointed mandibular palp

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Other Words from Palaemon

palaemonid \ -​mənə̇d \ adjective or noun
palaemonoid \ -​ˌnȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Palaemon

New Latin, from Latin, name of a sea god, from Greek Palaimōn

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“Palaemon.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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