from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of crustaceans.
  • n. A genus of lepidopterous insects, of the family Zygænidæ: synonymous with Procris.
  • n. A genus of coleopterous insects.
  • n. A genus of mollusks.
  • n. The Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian form of the suffix -in, -ine, occurring in some nouns more or less current in English, as in albino, bambino, casino, merino, etc.


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