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buccinum


buccinum


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sea  corn  \Sea"  corn`\  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  yellow  cylindrical  mass  of  egg  capsule  of  certain  species 
  of  whelks  ({Buccinum}),  which  resembles  an  ear  of  maize. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buccinum  \Buc"ci*num\,  n.  [L.,  a  trumpet,  a  trumpet  shell.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  genus  of  large  univalve  mollusks  abundant  in  the  arctic 
  seas.  It  includes  the  common  whelk  ({B.  undatum}).