opossum shrimp

Origin of opossum shrimp

First recorded in 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for opossum shrimp

opossum shrimp

noun
  1. any of various shrimplike crustaceans of the genera Mysis, Praunus, etc, of the order Mysidacea, in which the females carry the eggs and young around in a ventral brood pouch
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