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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See clamworm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of the family Nereidæ.
  • n. In entomology, a genus of lepidopterousinsects.
  • n. In botany, a systematic account of the algæ or seaweeds of a locality or country: as, the Nereis Boreali-Americana. by Harvey.
  • n. A marine worm of the genus Nereis.


Latin Nērēïs, Nereid; see Nereid.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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