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avicula


avicula


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sea  wing  \Sea"  wing`\  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  wing  shell  ({Avicula}). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Avicula  \A*vic"u*la\,  n.  [L.,  small  bird.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  genus  of  marine  bivalves,  having  a  pearly  interior,  allied 
  to  the  pearl  oyster;  --  so  called  from  a  supposed  resemblance 
  of  the  typical  species  to  a  bird.