from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of bivalve mollusks, of the family Iridinidæ, confined to the fresh waters of South America. The best-known species is C. ambigua. The genus was founded by Lamarck in 1819.
  • n. A genus of chætopodous annelids, of the family Hesionidæ.
  • n. A genus of coleopterous insects.
  • n. A genus of lepidopterous insects.
  • n. (Salisbury, 1805.) In botany, see Nymphæa, 2.


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