What does balanus mean?

balanus meaning in General Dictionary

type genus regarding the family Balanidae

Sentence Examples with the word balanus

A large species of barnacle, Balanus psittacus, is found in great abundance from Concepcion to Puerto Montt, and is not only eaten by the natives, by whom it is called Pico, but is also esteemed a great delicacy in the markets of Valparaiso and Santiago.

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