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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Eating or swallowing stones or gravel.
  • adj. Eating or destroying stone, like some mollusks, sponges, annelids, and sea urchins.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Eating or swallowing stones or gravel, as the ostrich.
  • adj. Eating or destroying stone; -- applied to various animals which make burrows in stone, as many bivalve mollusks, certain sponges, annelids, and sea urchins. See lithodomus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Eating stones; swallowing gravel, as a bird.
  • Perforating or penetrating stones, as the Lithophaga; lithodomous.

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