He sent divers down into the Mediterranean to rob the murex of his purple.
It was produced by a combination of the secretions of the murex and buccinum.
Turricula (an undefined amalgam of the long-spired species of Buccinum, murex, and Strombus).
Some, again, are smooth, others nearly as rough as the murex trunculus.
But according to the chemist the murex mollusk made a mistake in hitching the bromine to the wrong carbon atoms.
The genus murex is supposed to have been the first species indicated by Aristotle.
The murex alone gave a dye that was firm, and reckoned moderately good; but the Buccinum alone was weak, and easily washed out.
Certainly not; the flesh of the murex can provide a pigment as well as food.
The second wife of Hugh de Sade never stirred the pool of ink from which Petrarch fished his murex up.
There were also a few shrimps, two species of murex, and a volute.
kind of shellfish which yields a purple dye, 1580s, from Latin murex (plural murices) "purple fish, purple dye," probably cognate with Greek myax "sea mussel," of unknown origin, perhaps related to mys "mouse" (see muscle (n.) and mussel).