avicula definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of marine bivalves, having a pearly inside, allied on pearl oyster; -- so named from a supposed resemblance associated with typical types to a bird.
    • A little bird; therefore, any ungrown bird; a nestling, fledgling, or chick.
    • [capitalized] [NL.: in allusion into wing-like expansion regarding the hinge.] In conchology, a genus of bivalve mollusks, typical of family AviculidÅ“; the wing-shells. A. hirundo could be the type.
    • A genus of marine bivalves, having a pearly interior, allied into the pearl-oyster; -- so-called from a supposed similarity for the typical species to a bird.
    • only a little bird; for this reason, any ungrown bird; a nestling, fledgling, or chick.
    • [capitalized] [NL.: in allusion into the wing-like growth of the hinge.] In conchology, a genus of bivalve mollusks, typical associated with family AviculidÅ“; the wing-shells. A. hirundo is the type.

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