krill

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English[edit]

An Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba.

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch kriel (puny/tiny), applied to fish fry (in the sense of hatchlings); sometimes interpreted as "whale food".

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krill (plural krill or krills)

  1. any of several small marine crustacean species of plankton in the order Euphausiacea in the class Malacostraca.

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Noun[edit]

krill m (plural krills or krill)

  1. krill (small marine crustacean of the class Malacostraca)