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 corbiculae (audio) , -​ˌlī \

Definition of corbicula

First Known Use of corbicula

1816, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for corbicula

Late Latin, diminutive of Latin corbis basket

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