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- n. Any of various species of mussels, especially those in the Lampsilis genus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large dark-brown mussel, Lampsilis ligamentinus, found in the Mississippi river and used in the manufacture of pearl buttons.
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In addition, two federally endangered mussel species, the pink mucket, Lampsilis orbiculata, and the fat pocketbook, Potamilus capax, have been collected from this stream.
The pink mucket and the fat pocketbook mussels, both federally listed as endangered, have been collected from the Bayou.
Of those, a few made up the lion's share of trade, among them the yellow sandshell, the black sandshell, the pocketbook, and the mucket.