palinurus definition

  • noun:
    • a musical instrument for getting straight, without calculation, the actual bearing of this sun, and thence the variation of this compass.
    • [lowercase] a musical instrument for determining the mistake of a ship's compass by the bearing of celestial objects.
    • The Conventional and just living genus of Palinurid√¶. P. vulgaris is called the spiny lobster, rock-lobster, or sea-crawfish.
    • A genus of stromateoid fishes: just like Lirus.
    • kind genus regarding the family members Palinuridae

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