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People in central Harlem ate more domestic chicken than those in Flushing and Chinatown, who ate more species of bony fish and mollusks.
The seal may have dragged the octopus up from the ocean floor, according to the New Zealand Herald, which notes that the giant mollusk ended up as the seal’s lunch.
Hyde and others are trying to help them out by stimulating the mollusks to spawn in the lab, and eventually reintroducing them to the wild.
A warm octopus salad featured a smoky version of the mollusk paired with chickpeas, tomatoes and fluffy potato foam with a subtle pepper flavor from a basil aioli.
Most of the animal bones come from gazelles, but there were also the cut and broken bones of hartebeests, wildebeests, zebras, buffalos, porcupines, hares, tortoises, freshwater mollusks, snakes and ostrich eggs.
Getting a sneak peak at all the ice chests full of raw oysters lined up near the stage, contestants for the raw oyster eating contest were heard mumbling to themselves that the salt-water bivalve mollusks were looking bigger than usual this year.
For reasons no one completely understands, Point Lowly has become the spot where the world’s largest cuttlefish—a type of free-swimming mollusk most closely related to octopuses and squids—comes to spawn en masse.
At a TEDx talk in 2012, Friedman likened the seasteading movement to the Cambrian Explosion—a moment in evolutionary history when the globs and mollusks of the primordial soup gave way to a diverse array of complex organisms.
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Origin and Etymology of mollusk
French mollusque, from New Latin Mollusca, from Latin, neuter plural of molluscus thin-shelled (of a nut), from mollis
First Known Use: 1783See Words from the same year
MOLLUSK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mollusk for English Language Learners
biology : any one of a large group of animals (such as snails and clams) that have a soft body without a backbone and that usually live in a shell
MOLLUSK Defined for Kids
Definition of mollusk for Students
: an animal (as a clam, snail, or octopus) that lives mostly in water and has a soft body usually enclosed in a shell containing calcium
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