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aplysia


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aplysia  \A*plys"i*a\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  a  dirty  sponge,  fr  ?  unwashed; 
  'a  priv.  +  ?  to  wash.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  genus  of  marine  mollusks  of  the  order  {Tectibranchiata}; 
  the  sea  hare.  Some  of  the  species  when  disturbed  throw  out  a 
  deep  purple  liquor,  which  colors  the  water  to  some  distance. 
  See  Illust.  in  Appendix. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Aplysia 
  n  :  type  genus  of  the  family  Aplysiidae  [syn:  {Aplysia},  {genus 
  Aplysia},  {Tethys},  {genus  Tethus}] 




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