Definition of


  1. (noun, animal) gastropods; bivalves; cephalopods; chitons

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Mollusca

phylum mollusca

Alternate forms of Mollusca

Hypernyms: phylum

Origin of the word Mollusca

  1. 1797, from Mod.L. mollusca, chosen by Linnaeus as the name of an invertebrate order (1758), from L. neut. pl. of molluscus (see mollusk). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Note: If you're looking to improve your vocabulary right now, we highly recommend Ultimate Vocabulary Software.

Word of the Moment

Potato Tree

South American shrub or small tree widely cultivated in the tropics; not a true potato