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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Marine or freshwater bivalve mollusk that lives attached to rocks etc.; Black marine bivalves usually steamed in wine.

Usage examples (35)
  • After all, these plump beauties were harvested just down the coast at Yerseke -- the harbour town known as the mussel capital of Holland.
  • "They are a kind of mussel; I never had confidence enough to taste of them," laughed the doctor.
  • There is one kind of mussel that develops without going through the parasite stage, but it is not as common as the others.
  • The octopus makes his predictions by choosing a "mussel" from one of two boxes in his aquarium, which display a flag of the teams involved. for more
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