mussel

Definitions of mussel
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n marine or freshwater bivalve mollusk that lives attached to rocks etc.

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marine mussel, mytilid
marine bivalve mollusk having a dark elongated shell; live attached to solid objects especially in intertidal zones
freshwater clam, freshwater mussel
bivalve mollusk abundant in rivers of central United States
Mytilus edulis, edible mussel
a mussel with a dark shell that lives attached to rocks
pearly-shelled mussel
the pearly lining of the dark shells is a source of mother-of-pearl
thin-shelled mussel
mussel with thin fragile shells having only rudimentary hinge teeth
Dreissena polymorpha, zebra mussel
inch long mollusk imported accidentally from Europe; clogs utility inlet pipes and feeds on edible freshwater mussels
Type of:
bivalve, lamellibranch, pelecypod
marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together

n black marine bivalves usually steamed in wine

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shellfish
meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)

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