squilla

noun squil·la \ ˈskwi-lə \

Definition of squilla

plural squillas or squillae play \ˈskwi-ˌlē, -ˌlī\
:any of various stomatopod crustaceans (especially genus Squilla) that burrow in mud or beneath stones in shallow water along the seashore

Origin and Etymology of squilla

New Latin, from Latin, shrimp, crayfish


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