Definitions starting with C

ID #3862


[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.)

Tags: animal, noun

Related entries: -

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

Digg it! Share on Facebook Print this record Send definition to a friend Show this as PDF file
Please rate this definition:

Average rating: 0 (0 Votes)

completely useless 1 2 3 4 5 most valuable

You can comment on this entry. We are especially interested in where you may have heard this word and who you may have heard use this term or specific usage of this word.

Please give example sentences.

Start comment!