HyperDic: pearly-shelled_mussel

English > 1 sense of the expression pearly-shelled mussel:
NOUNanimalpearly-shelled musselthe pearly lining of the dark shells is a source of mother-of-pearl
English > pearly-shelled mussel: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningThe pearly lining of the dark shells is a source of mother-of-pearl.
Member ofUnio, genus Uniotype genus of the family Unionidae
Broaderfreshwater mussel, freshwater clambivalve mollusk abundant in rivers of central United States

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