mantis shrimp


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The peacock mantis shrimp is neither peacock nor mantis nor shrimp, but is ALL awesome. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 28 July 2012 Strike mechanics of an ambush predator: the spearing mantis shrimp. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 21 Nov. 2012 The peacock mantis shrimp, a relative of crabs and lobsters, throws a punch at 50 miles per hour, which is faster than a .22 caliber bullet. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 19 Jan. 2023 One species of salamander, the pearl moth caterpillar, and one species of mantis shrimp can all do the same. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 25 Mar. 2011 Imagine trying to build a TV that looks right to a mantis shrimp. Thomas Cronin, University Of Maryland, Discover Magazine, 3 Aug. 2018 Keep your distance from mantis shrimp, and make sure your pets do too. Shannon Marvel Mcnaught, USA TODAY, 7 Oct. 2022 Adult western Atlantic mantis shrimp grow to be about 8 to 10 inches long, according to the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Shannon Marvel Mcnaught, USA TODAY, 7 Oct. 2022 These wines were created to be enjoyed with food—consider cappellietti pasta with white cuttlefish ragu and mantis shrimp, or asparagus salad with broad beans, peas, saltwort with a cream of almonds and hazelnuts. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 3 July 2022 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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