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mollusc

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Etymology

From French mollusque, from New Latin Mollusca (phylum name), from Latin molluscus (thin-shelled), from mollis (soft); see Proto-Indo-European *mel-.

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Noun

Singular
mollusc

Plural
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  1. A soft-bodied invertebrate of the phylum Mollusca, typically with a hard shell of one or more pieces.
  2. (figuratively) A weak-willed person.

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References

  • Wikipedia-logo.png Mollusca on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Mollusca
  • mollusc” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • mollusc” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "mollusc" in On-line Medical Dictionary, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1997–2005.
  • mollusc” in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

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