chiton

Primary Meanings of chiton

1.
n
a woolen tunic worn by men and women in ancient Greece
2.
n
primitive elongated bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusk having a mantle covered with eight calcareous plates
Full Definitions of chiton
1

n a woolen tunic worn by men and women in ancient Greece

Type of:
tunic
any of a variety of loose fitting cloaks extending to the hips or knees
2

n primitive elongated bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusk having a mantle covered with eight calcareous plates

Synonyms:
coat-of-mail shell, polyplacophore, sea cradle
Type of:
mollusc, mollusk, shellfish
invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell

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