Brechites

noun Bre·chi·tes \breˈkītēz, -īˌtēz\

Definition of Brechites

  1. :  a genus of marine bivalve mollusks (suborder Anatinacea) — see watering-pot shell

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Origin and Etymology of brechites

New Latin, from Greek brechein to wet, get wet, to rain + Latin -ites -ite; akin to Russian morgota fog, heavy air, Latvian merguot to drizzle


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