veneracea

Veneracea

Ven`e*ra"ce*a\, n. pl. [NL. See Venus.] (Zo["o]l.) An extensive tribe of bivalve mollusks of which the genus Venus is the type. The shells are usually oval, or somewhat heartshaped, with a conspicuous lunule. See Venus.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: venerably
Next Definition: venerate
Words Near: veneracea
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for veneracea
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing veneracea
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;