clione

noun, capitalized cli·o·ne \-ˌnē\

Definition of clione

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Clionidae) of naked pelagic pteropod mollusks that are abundant in the Arctic ocean and that constitute a large part of the food of the Greenland whale

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Origin and Etymology of clione

New Latin, irregular from Clio


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