5 letter words starting with KRI

The following list contains 1 five letter word in English

5 letter words starting with KRI in English

5 letter words starting with KRIL

Common 5 letter words starting with KRI with meaning

Here is the requested information on "krill": Parts of Speech


  1. Small shrimp-like planktonic crustaceans, especially of the genus Euphausia, eaten by baleen whales and other marine animals.
  2. A small crustacean (genus Euphausia) that resembles a shrimp and is an important source of food for many fish, whales, and seabirds.
  • US: /krɪl/
  • UK: /krɪl/
Origin and Usage

The word "krill" originated from the Norwegian word "kril," which means "young fry of fish." The term was first used in English in the early 1900s to describe the small crustaceans that are a vital part of the marine food chain. Krill are found in all the worlds oceans, and are particularly abundant in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica.



Related Words
  • Shrimp
  • Plank
  • Crust
  • Whale
  • Crabs
Example Sentences
  1. The baleen whale feeds on krill and other small organisms.
  2. Many fish, whales, and seabirds depend on krill as a food source.