saxicavas
Saxicava Sax`i*ca"va, n.; pl. E. {saxicavas}, L. {Saxicav[ae]}. [NL. See {Saxicavous}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any species of marine bivalve shells of the genus {Saxicava}. Some of the species are noted for their power of boring holes in limestone and similar rocks. [1913 Webster]

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  • Saxicava — Sax i*ca va, n.; pl. E. {saxicavas}, L. {Saxicav[ae]}. [NL. See {Saxicavous}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of marine bivalve shells of the genus {Saxicava}. Some of the species are noted for their power of boring holes in limestone and similar rocks.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saxicavae — Saxicava Sax i*ca va, n.; pl. E. {saxicavas}, L. {Saxicav[ae]}. [NL. See {Saxicavous}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of marine bivalve shells of the genus {Saxicava}. Some of the species are noted for their power of boring holes in limestone and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saxicavid — Sax i*ca vid, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the saxicavas. n. A saxicava. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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