corbicula

noun

cor·​bic·​u·​la kȯr-ˈbi-kyə-lə How to pronounce corbicula (audio)
plural corbiculae kȯr-ˈbi-kyə-(ˌ)lē How to pronounce corbicula (audio)
-ˌlī

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, diminutive of Latin corbis basket

First Known Use

1816, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corbicula was in 1816

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Cite this Entry

“Corbicula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corbicula. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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