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Topic: ANIMALS

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: mollusque, from Latin molluscus 'soft', from mollis; MOLLIFY

mollusc

noun
     
mollusc
mol‧lusc British English ; mollusk American English [countable]
HBA a type of sea or land animal that has a soft body covered by a hard shell:
snails and other molluscs
molluscan adjective:
molluscan prey
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