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- n. Any of the genus Mytilus of marine bivalve shells, including the common mussel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of marine bivalve shells, including the common mussel. See Illust. under byssus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of bivalves to which very different limits have been assigned.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. type genus of the family Mytilidae: smooth-shelled marine mussels
Latin, mytilus ("a sea mussel"), from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)