coquina

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noun co·qui·na \ kō-ˈkē-nə \

Definition of coquina

1 :a soft whitish limestone formed of broken shells and corals cemented together and used for building
2 :a small wedge-shaped clam (Donax variabilis) used for broth or chowder and occurring in the intertidal zone of sandy Atlantic beaches from Delaware to the Gulf of Mexico

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Origin and Etymology of coquina

Spanish, probably diminutive of coca head, alteration of coco bogeyman, coconut


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