plural -s
: the newly hatched larva of certain stomatopod crustaceans

Word History


New Latin, from Alima, in older classifications a genus of crustaceans, irregular from Greek halimos of the sea, from hals sea

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alima was in 1828

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“Alima.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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