fairy shrimp

fair·y shrimp
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair-ee shrimp]
    • /ˈfɛər i ʃrɪmp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair-ee shrimp]
    • /ˈfɛər i ʃrɪmp/

Definitions of fairy shrimp words

  • noun fairy shrimp any member of the crustacean order Anostraca, characterized by an elongate trunk with more than 20 segments and the absence of a carapace, typically found swimming ventral side up in fresh water. 1
  • noun fairy shrimp any small freshwater branchiopod crustacean of the genera Chirocephalus, Artemia, etc, having a transparent body with many appendages and habitually swimming on its back: order Anostraca 0
  • noun fairy shrimp any of an order (Anostraca) of crustaceans, usually formed in temporary freshwater pools in early spring, having delicate colors and a graceful swimming motion 0
  • noun fairy shrimp A small freshwater branchiopod having a transparent body with many appendages and swimming on its back. 0

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Origin of fairy shrimp

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
First recorded in 1855-60

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fairy shrimp popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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