Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of mollusks.
  • n. In entomology, the typical genus of Gracilariid√¶ containing very small but beautiful tineid moths, characterized by the form of the fore wings and the smoothly clothed palpi, it is a large genus, with nearly 50 European and about as many North American species. The genus was named by Haworth in 1829, or earlier.

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  • The seaweed, known as gracilaria, is growing quickly in the C.arleston Harbor, said David Whitaker, a biologist with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.

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