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Language: Old English
Origin: muscelle, from Latin musculus 'little mouse, muscle, mussel' ( MUSCLE1); because it looks like a mouse

mussel

noun
     
mussel
Related topics: Food Dish, Animals
mus‧sel [countable]
HBADFF a small sea animal, with a soft body that can be eaten and a black shell that is divided into two parts

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