What does the word crustacean mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • One of the Crustacea, animals having crust- like shells, including lobsters, crabs, sow- bugs, etc.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Of or pertaining to the Crustacea.

Usage examples for crustacean

  1. A Crustacean is a fellow who wears his bones on the outside. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  2. The first generation was a group of strange creatures, half fish and half Crustacean, which are known as the Ostracoderms. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  3. Some experts think, however, that the fish developed directly from a Crustacean, and hold that the Ostracoderms are the connecting link. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe