Definitions for molluskˈmɒl əsk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mol•luskˈmɒl əsk(n.)

or mol•lusc

  1. any invertebrate of the phylum Mollusca, having a calcareous shell of one or more pieces that wholly or partly enclose the soft, unsegmented body: includes the chitons, snails, bivalves, and octopuses.

    Category: Invertebrates

Origin of mollusk:

1775–85; < F mollusque < NL Mollusca, neut. pl. of L molluscus , der. of mollis soft

mol•lus•kanməˈlʌs kən(adj.; n.)

mol•lus•canməˈlʌs kən(adj.; n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mollusk, mollusc, shellfish(noun)

    invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mollusk(noun)

    one of the Mollusca

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