from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of marine univalve shells; the harp shells; -- so called from the form of the shells, and their ornamental ribs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of mollusks, representative of the family Harpidæ, having a comparatively wide aperture and ventricose cross-ribbed whorls; the harp-shells. There are several species, of most tropical seas. Lamarck, Jour. Soc. Hist. Nat., 1799. See cut under harp-shell.
- n. See harpe.
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