Mactra
Mactra Mac"tra, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? kneading trough, fr. ? to knead.] (Zo["o]l.) Any marine bivalve shell of the genus {Mactra}, and allied genera. Many species are known. Some of them are used as food, as {Mactra stultorum}, of Europe. See {Surf clam}, under {Surf}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Mactra — Taxobox name = Mactra image caption = Mactra stultorum regnum = Animalia phylum = Mollusca classis = Bivalvia ordo = Veneroida familia = Mactridae genus = Mactra genus authority = Linnaeus, 1767 subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = See text …   Wikipedia

  • mactra — noun Any marine bivalve shell of the genus Mactra, and allied genera. Many species are known. Some of them are used as food, as Mactra stultorum, of Europe. See surf clam …   Wiktionary

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  • Mactra stultorum — Mactra Mac tra, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? kneading trough, fr. ? to knead.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any marine bivalve shell of the genus {Mactra}, and allied genera. Many species are known. Some of them are used as food, as {Mactra stultorum}, of Europe. See {Surf… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Mactra stultorum —   Mactra stultorum …   Wikipedia Español

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  • Mactra ovata — Taxobox name = Mactra ovata regnum = Animalia phylum = Mollusca classis = Bivalvia ordo = Veneroida familia = Mactridae genus = Mactra species = M. ovata binomial = Mactra ovata binomial authority = Pfeiffer, 1864 Mactra ovata is a trough shell… …   Wikipedia

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