from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

    Ecoregions of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain (EPA)

  • The pink mucket and the fat pocketbook mussels, both federally listed as endangered, have been collected from the Bayou.

    Ecoregions of Arkansas (EPA)

  • 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.

    Zach Klein Universal Feed


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  • Of course you do. :-)

    November 18, 2010

  • I own a bracelet made of Victorian shoe buttons fashioned from mucket shells.

    November 18, 2010