Synonyms for mollusk

Grammar : Noun
Spell : mol-uh sk
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmɒl əsk

Définition of mollusk

Origin :
  • 1783, mollusque (modern spelling from 1839), from French mollusque, from Modern Latin Mollusca (see Mollusca), the phylum name. Related: Molluscuous; molluscan.
  • noun invertebrate
Example sentences :
  • It is n't a mollusk's shell, either; it 's a caddice-worm's shell.
  • Extract from : « The Poet at the Breakfast Table » by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • It is a mollusk because it has a mantle, a foot, and a radula.
  • Extract from : « The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide » by Augusta Foote Arnold
  • He desired the shell of the mollusk that burrowed in the cleft of the cliff.
  • Extract from : « A Singular Life » by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  • He had lain there in the sand for some time, as motionless as a mollusk at low water.
  • Extract from : « A Singular Life » by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  • The Mollusk has years in which to build her spiral, so she makes it very perfectly.
  • Extract from : « Insect Adventures » by J. Henri Fabre
  • "A mollusk," said the chaplain, bringing out the word emphatically.
  • Extract from : « Anne » by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • The Mollusk also, the Arion, is anything but an ardent consumer.
  • Extract from : « The Life of the Fly » by J. Henri Fabre
  • He had a heart of gold, a silver tongue, and the spine of a mollusk.
  • Extract from : « Essays on Scandinavian Literature » by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  • First of all, the insect, like the mollusk, has an external skeleton.
  • Extract from : « The Whence and the Whither of Man » by John Mason Tyler
  • Does not a bird possess a higher degree of life than a mollusk, or a turtle?
  • Extract from : « The Breath of Life » by John Burroughs

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