plural noun

: a tribe of decapod crustaceans (suborder Natantia) comprising shrimps and prawns in which the lateral plates of the second abdominal segment do not overlap those of the first segment

Word History


New Latin, from Peneus + -ides

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“Peneides.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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