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brine shrimp

noun
1.
a small crustacean, Artemia salina, of the order Anostraca, common to saline lakes, including Great Salt Lake in Utah.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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Examples for brine shrimp
  • brine shrimp and brine flies are the daily special, and large flocks swoop in to refuel.
  • Basically, he was telling me to watch the brine shrimp grow.
  • The brine shrimp will gather near the surface of the jar, closest to the light.
  • Empty the brine shrimp from the net into the aquarium.
  • The mineral extraction industry, duck hunting clubs, and the brine shrimp industry are dependent on the vitality of the lake.

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