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cap

[from its circular shape] n. the operculum or horny lid of the whelk or other gastropods, which closes the shell when the foot is retracted: 1978 Wash whelks well. , . remove the eperculum [sic] (cap) (Higgs 39). (San Sal.)

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Last update: 2010-12-08 02:11
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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