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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of bivalves to which very different limits have been assigned.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A genus of marine bivalve shells, including the common mussel. See Illust. under byssus.

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  • noun zoology Any of the genus Mytilus of marine bivalve shells, including the common mussel.

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  • noun type genus of the family Mytilidae: smooth-shelled marine mussels

Etymologies

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Latin, mytilus ("a sea mussel"), from Ancient Greek.

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