from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of mollusks.
  • noun In entomology, the typical genus of Gracilariidæ containing very small but beautiful tineid moths, characterized by the form of the fore wings and the smoothly clothed palpi, it is a large genus, with nearly 50 European and about as many North American species. The genus was named by Haworth in 1829, or earlier.


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  • The seaweed, known as gracilaria, is growing quickly in the C.arleston Harbor, said David Whitaker, a biologist with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.

    Island Packet: Home 2009


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