from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous chiefly marine invertebrates of the phylum Mollusca, typically having a soft unsegmented body, a mantle, and a protective calcareous shell and including the edible shellfish and the snails.
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- n. Alternative spelling of mollusc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the Mollusca.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A soft-bodied animal, usually with an external shell; a member of the Mollusca in any sense. See Mollusca.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
French mollusque, from New Latin Mollusca, phylum name, from neuter pl. of Latin molluscus, thin-shelled, from mollis, soft; see mel-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)