Palaemon

noun Pa·lae·mon \ pəˈlēˌmän \

Definition of Palaemon

: a large widely distributed genus (the type of the family Palaemonidae) of prawns with prominently toothed rostrum and three-jointed mandibular palp

palaemonid

\-mənə̇d\ adjective or noun

palaemonoid

\-ˌnȯid\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of palaemon

New Latin, from Latin, name of a sea god, from Greek Palaimōn


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