crustacean etymology

English word crustacean comes from English -an, English Crustacea

Detailed word origin of crustacean

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-an English (eng) Appended to nouns to form an agent noun. (When males with a profession are distinguished from females, males are -an, females -(i)enne.). Of or pertaining to; an adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. (Often added to words of Latin origin, but also used with words of other origins. When a word ends in a, -n is used instead.).
Crustacea English (eng)
crustacean English (eng) Any arthropod of the subphylum Crustacea, including lobsters, crabs, shrimp, barnacles and woodlice.

Words with the same origin as crustacean

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