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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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crustaceancrus‧ta‧cean /krʌˈsteɪʃən/ noun [countable] technical  HBAan animal such as a lobster or a crab that has a hard outer shell and several pairs of legs, and usually lives in watercrustacean adjective
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crustaceanAs if it were something cumulative that accrued around me, like the hardening shell of a crustacean.This is a brown crustacean, half the size of the end of a pencil, that is extremely difficult to eradicate.I bite into the succulent, still-warm-from-the-grill crustacean whose spice factor is near seismic.Today there are about 35,000 species of crustacean - four times as many as there are of birds.One has elongated jaws for picking between the coral stems, another may specialise in cropping a particular kind of small crustacean.It seemed surprised when the crustacean raised its claws and valiantly fought back.The vector of the parasitic worm is a tiny crustacean, Cyclops.These fish have developed remarkably tough gullets due to the high proportion of fresh water crustacean in their diet.
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