Definition of goose barnacle in English:

goose barnacle

Line breaks: goose bar|nacle

noun

  • A stalked barnacle which hangs down from driftwood or other slow-moving floating objects, catching passing prey with its feathery legs.
    • Genus Lepas, class Cirripedia
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    • In addition, Galician shellfish gatherers supply Western Europe with a host of delicacies, from crabs, clams, cockles and mussels, to the exquisite goose barnacle which is found nowhere else in the world.
    • Other species of goose barnacle such as Lepas anatifera are more common and attach to bits of flotsam such as wood, plastic containers etc.
    • While Brits eat turkey at Christmas, Spaniards look forward to festive feasts of clams, crabs, cockles, mussels, octopus and goose barnacles.

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