mantis shrimp

noun

Examples of mantis shrimp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And at least one species of mantis shrimp can also increase elastic potential energy storage in proportion to increases in body mass. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 28 Aug. 2023 True story about the mantis shrimp who shattered her aquarium walls. Catherine Barnett, The New Yorker, 8 Jan. 2024 Pick from Dungeness crab, lobster, beef and pork, as well as such specialties as mantis shrimp, geoduck clams and spot shrimp. Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Aug. 2023 The mantis shrimp, a denizen of tropical waters, leads a particularly vibrant life. Valerie Ross, Discover Magazine, 25 Mar. 2019 The authors also compared juvenile strike accelerations with those measured in prior studies for larval mantis shrimp, trap-jaw spiders, slingshot spiders, larval bark beetles, trap-jaw ants, and some 77 species of frog. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 7 Mar. 2023 Among the 400 species of mantis shrimp that exist, some evolved to spear, some wield a hatchet-like appendage, and some — like the peacock mantis shrimp — go for a good old-fashioned smash technique. Sean Mowbray, Discover Magazine, 26 Sep. 2022 Instead, try to find a mantis shrimp. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 21 Nov. 2012 Try the chili and garlic mantis shrimp. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 6 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mantis shrimp was in 1871

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“Mantis shrimp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mantis%20shrimp. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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