from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of numerous species of small marine bivalves belonging to Donax and allied genera in which the shell is wedge-shaped.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bivalve mollusk of the family Donacid√¶.


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  • There are several varieties of these archaic relics, some flat, others lenticular or of a wedge-shell shape, and others, still, concave on one side and convex on the other.

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