plural noun

: a tribe of decapod crustaceans (suborder Reptantia) usually having the rostrum and the inner lobes of the second maxillae and first maxillipeds reduced and including the Palinuridae, Scyllaridae, and a few related forms
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, from Palinurus

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“Palinura.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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