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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of gastropodous mollusks, of the family Buccinidæ or whelks, having a limpet-like shell, owing to the size of the aperture. The only species is C. peruriana, of the west coast of South America, along which it is extensively used for food.


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