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anodonta


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Naiad  \Na"iad\,  n.  [L.  naias,  -adis,  na["i]s,  -idis,  a  water 
  nymph,  Gr  ?,  ?,  fr  ?  to  flow:  cf  F.  na["i]ade.  Cf  {Naid}.] 
  1.  (Myth.)  A  water  nymph;  one  of  the  lower  female  divinities, 
  fabled  to  preside  over  some  body  of  fresh  water,  as  a 
  lake,  river,  brook,  or  fountain. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  species  of  a  tribe  ({Naiades})  of 
  freshwater  bivalves,  including  {Unio},  {Anodonta},  and 
  numerous  allied  genera;  a  river  mussel. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l)  One  of  a  group  of  butterflies.  See  {Nymph}. 
 
  4.  (Bot.)  Any  plant  of  the  order  {Naiadace[ae]},  such  as 
  eelgrass,  pondweed,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anodon  \An"o*don\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  toothless;  'an  priv.  +  ?, 
  ?,  a  tooth.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  genus  of  fresh-water  bivalves,  having  no  teeth  at  the 
  hinge.  [Written  also  {{Anodonta}}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Anodonta 
  n  :  thin-shelled  freshwater  mussels  [syn:  {Anodonta},  {genus 
  Anodonta}] 




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