from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bivalve mollusk of the pearl-oyster family, Aviculidæ, and genus Malleus: so called from the shape of the shell. There are several species, of Oriental seas, the best-known being Malleus vulgaris. Also called hammer-oyster.
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