green gland

noun

Definition of green gland

: one of a pair of large green glands in some crustaceans (such as crayfishes) that have an excretory function and open at the bases of the larger antennae

First Known Use of green gland

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About green gland

Time Traveler for green gland

Time Traveler

The first known use of green gland was circa 1890

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near green gland

green ginger

green gland

green glass

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for green gland

Cite this Entry

“Green gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/green%20gland. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on green gland

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about green gland

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!