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Separated by the condiments, the mollusk looked not unlike a starfish, its crust smoky and ever-so-slightly crunchy, the fish itself chewy but not overly so.
Generally speaking, the life of a mollusk is not very exciting.
Gradually, the caliphs lost touch with their people, becoming decorative mollusks.
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.
The gigantic sea was filled with creatures like dinosaurs, birds and mollusks, all of which left their fossils behind once the seaway retreated.
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.
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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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