from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various aquatic animals, such as clams, sponges, and certain whales, that feed by filtering small organisms or organic particles from water.
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- noun biology Any
aquatic animalthat obtains nourishmentby filtering particlesof foodfrom the water in which it lives
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