aplysia definition

  • noun:
    • Any sea slug for the genus Aplysia
    • A genus of marine mollusks of the order Tectibranchiata; the ocean hare. A few of the types whenever interrupted get rid of a deep purple liquor, which colors the water for some length. See Illust. in Appendix.
    • A genus of gastropodous mollusks, the sea-hares, having an oval oblong kind with four tentacles, and significantly resembling slugs.
    • type genus regarding the household Aplysiidae

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