clione

noun, capitalized
cli·​o·​ne | \ -ˌnē \

Definition of clione

: 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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History and Etymology for clione

New Latin, irregular from Clio

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“Clione.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clione. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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