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mussel


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mussel  \Mus"sel\,  n.  [See  {Muscle},  3.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  one  of  many  species  of  marine  bivalve 
  shells  of  the  genus  {Mytilus},  and  related  genera,  of  the 
  family  {Mytid[ae]}.  The  common  mussel  ({Mytilus  edulis}; 
  see  Illust.  under  {Byssus}),  and  the  larger,  or  horse, 
  mussel  ({Modiola  modiolus}),  inhabiting  the  shores  both  of 
  Europe  and  America,  are  edible.  The  former  is  extensively 
  used  as  food  in  Europe. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  one  of  numerous  species  of  {Unio},  and 
  related  fresh-water  genera;  --  called  also  {river  mussel}. 
  See  {Naiad},  and  {Unio}. 
 
  {Mussel  digger}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  grayback  whale.  See  {Gray 
  whale},  under  {Gray}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mussel 
  n  1:  black  marine  bivalves  usually  steamed  in  wine 
  2:  marine  or  freshwater  bivalve  mollusk  that  lives  attached  to 
  rocks  etc 




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