mollusk mollusk  /ˈmɑ ləsk/

Definition(s):

  • (n) invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A banana slug is a slimy yellow mollusk that slides across the ground, leaving an oily residue wherever it goes.
  2. But trust me on this: In Japan, you're cruising for a bruising when you compare someone to an eight-legged cephalopod mollusk.
  3. The ups and downs of that bivalvular mollusk ever since are the subject of Novelist Clark's booka witty blend of fact, fable and fine poetic nonsense.

News

  1. How do oysters spell climate change relief? A-N-T-A-C-I-D

    Oyster hatcheries are dropping the equivalent of Tums and other antacids into water to make it easier for naked mollusk larvae to build their shells. The remedy is working, for now, to keep hatcheries in business and oyster bars well stocked with the slimy delicacies, a hatchery scientist said.Heartburn for the shellfish industry comes from ocean waters turning ever more corrosive as they absorb ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Mollusk-Eating Chinese Fuel Junk-Loan Trawl at Clearwater

    Clearwater Seafoods Inc. (CLR) plans to join Canadian peers borrowing more in the U.S. leveraged-loan market to finance a 200-foot vessel to harvest clams for China ’s mollusk-loving middle class.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  • "The Mollusk is my favourite Ween record - we managed to get something we never counted on," Dean Ween says, waking from a hotel nap - all "brain-lagged" as he puts it.
    on Nov 16, 2007 By: Dean Ween Source: Edmonton Sun

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