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horse mussel Line breaks: horse mus¦sel

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of horse mussel in English:


A large marine mussel which may occur in very large populations in food-rich waters.
  • Genus Modiolus, family Mytilidae
Example sentences
  • Sea anemones and horse mussels were everywhere.
  • This particular horse mussel was collected from Evans Bay, Wellington, and is 30 cm long.
  • The horse mussel is mostly found outside the tidal zones but still can be found within them.
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