arca

noun ar·ca \ ˈärkə \

Definition of arca

1 plural arcae\-ˌkī, -ˌsē\
[Latin]
:a chest or strong box used in ancient times as a receptacle for money or valuables and also by early Christians for reserving the consecrated bread of the Eucharist
2 capitalized :a genus (the type of the family Arcidae) of bivalve mollusks comprising the ark shells and blood clams

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Origin and Etymology of arca

New Latin, from Latin, chest, box


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