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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of small pectinibranch mollusks, having thick spiral shells, abundant between tides on nearly all rocky seacoasts. They feed on seaweeds. The common periwinkle is a well-known example. See periwinkle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of Littorinidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the family Littorinidae: periwinkles

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