from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various large marine polychaete worms of the genus Aphrodite, especially A. aculeata, having a flattened elliptic body with overlapping scales covered by long hairs.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A marine dorsibranchiate annelid of the family Aphroditidæ.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- A dorsibranchiate annelid, belonging to Aphrodite and allied genera, having long, slender, hairlike setæ on the sides.
- The dunlin.
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- noun A
marine polychaete worm( genusAphrodita) with the body covered in a dense mat of setae.
- noun The
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun any of several large worms having a broad flattened body with a mat of coarse hairs covering the back
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Perhaps because it resembles a bedraggled mouse when washed up on shore.
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