Palaemon

noun

Pa·​lae·​mon
pəˈlēˌmän
: a large widely distributed genus (the type of the family Palaemonidae) of prawns with prominently toothed rostrum and three-jointed mandibular palp
palaemonid
-mənə̇d
adjective or noun
palaemonoid
-ˌnȯid
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Palaemon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Palaemon. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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