goose barnacle definition

  • noun:
    • any one of different barnacles associated with genus Lapas, having a fleshy stalk that attaches to stones or floating objects like ship hulls. Also called gooseneck barnacle.
    • any pedunculated barnacle regarding the genus Anatifa or Lepas; -- labeled as additionally duck barnacle. See Barnacle, and Cirripedia.
    • A stalked barnacle, as Lepas anatifera: in allusion on fable so it gave source to geese. See barnacle, 2.
    • stalked barnacle that connects to ship bottoms or drifting timbers

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