gooseneck barnacle definition

  • noun:
    • See goose barnacle.
    • Any of a number of filter-feeding crustaceans, associated with the genus Lapas, that reside attached to hard surfaces of rocks and flotsam into the ocean intertidal zone. It's a lengthy and muscular stalk, which can be delicious and it is considered a delicacy in several Mediterranean nations.
    • stalked barnacle that attaches to deliver bottoms or floating timbers

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