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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of marine bivalve shells, including the common mussel. See Illust. under byssus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

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

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