Trough-shell Trough"-shell`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any bivalve shell of the genus Mactra. See {Mactra}. [1913 Webster]

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  • trough shell — noun : a bivalve mollusk of the family Mactridae * * * trough shell noun A lamellibranch with a somewhat triangular shell thought to resemble a kneading trough (genus Mactra) • • • Main Entry: ↑trough * * * n. a burrowing marine bivalve mollusk… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • trough — Synonyms and related words: adit, aerospace, aerosphere, air hole, air pocket, airspace, alveolation, alveolus, amplitude, antinode, antrum, aqueduct, armpit, basin, billow, bore, bottom, bottom glade, bottoms, bowl, breakers, bump, burrow, canal …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Slyne-Erris Trough — The Slyne Erris Trough is a geological basin off the west coast of Donegal, Ireland.In recent years it has been shown to be prospective for hydrocarbons, hosting Shell s Corrib gas field (discovered by Enterprise Oil, bought by Shell), and… …   Wikipedia

  • Xihu Trough — The Xihu Trough (Chinese: 西湖凹陷) is a region in the East China Sea, located approximately 400 kilometres east of the cities of Shanghai and Ningbo, China. The Xihu Trough falls within the territorial waters of China. The region is a repository for …   Wikipedia

  • Eastern Trough Area Project — Coordinates: 57°24′54″N 2°15′22″E / 57.415°N 2.256°E / 57.415; 2.256 The Eastern Trough Area Project, commonly …   Wikipedia

  • Miter shell — Miter Mi ter, Mitre Mi tre, n. [F. mitre, fr. L. mitra headband, turban, Gr. ?.] 1. A covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by bishops and other church dignitaries. It has been made in many forms, the present form being a lofty cap with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soft-shell clam — Long Long, a. [Compar. {Longer}; superl. {Longest}.] [AS. long, lang; akin to OS, OFries., D., & G. lang, Icel. langr, Sw. l[*a]ng, Dan. lang, Goth. laggs, L. longus. [root]125. Cf. {Length}, {Ling} a fish, {Linger}, {Lunge}, {Purloin}.] 1. Drawn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mactra stultorum — taxobox name = Mactra stultorum image caption = Mactra stultorum regnum = Animalia phylum = Mollusca classis = Bivalva ordo = Veneroida familia = Mactridae genus = Mactra species = M. stultorum binomial = Mactra sultorum binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • 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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