Definition of Snapping shrimp

1. Noun. Small shrimp that makes a snapping noise with one of their enlarged chelae.

Exact synonyms: Pistol Shrimp
Generic synonyms: Shrimp



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Snapping Shrimp

snapper
snappered
snapperhead
snapperheads
snappers
snappier
snappiest
snappily
snappiness
snappinesses
snapping
snapping-turtle
snapping beetle
snapping one's fingers
snapping reflex
snapping shrimp (current term)
snapping turtle
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snappings
snappish
snappishly
snappishness
snappishnesses
snappy
snaps
snaps one's fingers
snapsack
snapsacks
snapshooter
snapshooters

Literary usage of Snapping shrimp

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1. Natural History of the American Lobster by Francis Hobart Herrick (1911)
"MOLTING OF THE "HAMMER" CLAW IN THE snapping shrimp, ALPHEUS. ... This is not true of certain species of the snapping shrimp, in which the great "hammer" ..."

2. Adventure Guide to Southeast Florida by Sharon Lloyd Spence, Sharon Spencer, Warren Lieb (1998)
"Keep your eyes open for fiddler crabs, mangrove crabs, coffee bean snails and snapping shrimp. Birds living here include the yellow crowned night heron, ..."

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