krill

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noun \ˈkril\

Definition of krill

  1. :  planktonic crustaceans and their larvae (order or suborder Euphausiacea and especially genus Euphausia) that constitute the principal food of baleen whales

Origin and Etymology of krill

Norwegian kril fry of fish


First Known Use: 1907


KRILL Defined for English Language Learners

krill

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noun \ˈkril\

Definition of krill for English Language Learners

  • : very small creatures in the ocean that are the main food of some whales


KRILL Defined for Kids

krill

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noun \ˈkril\

Definition of krill for Students

  1. :  tiny floating sea animals that resemble shrimp and are a chief food source of some whales


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