Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of gastropods, of the family Pyrulidæ; the fig-shells or pear-shells: so named from their shape. The genus includes tropical and subtropical active carnivorous species. Also called Pyrula. See cut under fig-shell.

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  • Apios oblong-iuberofe-rooted Spurge. ficula, umbella quinquefida: dichotoma, involucellis ovatis, foliis trifida: lanceo - latis, capfulis lanatiS) caule corallino, fioribus luteis. %.

    The Universal Botanist and Nurseryman

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