A name given to a species of chiton having bunches of bristles at the sides of the valves.
He tore his chiton from top to bottom and wrapped it about his mouth and nose.
Occasionally she is clad in a chiton, or robe of many folds, flowing to her feet.
Perhaps the commonest of the British species is chiton cinereus.
He was a short, fat individual wearing a chiton as if he had slept in it for three or four weeks.
Latreille, on the contrary, classed them near the mollusc, chiton.
A woman stands to the front wearing a chiton, and having a mantle wrapped closely about her.
Beset with sharp spines, as the margin of chiton aculeatus, fig. 227.
This chiton was discovered by Mr. Bowen, surgeon of the Beagle, by whom it was presented to me.
The clothes she wore were no longer stola and palla, but chiton and himation.
mollusc genus, 1816, from Latinized form of Greek khiton "frock (worn by both sexes), tunic, mail coat" (see chitin). Used in English in literal sense of "ancient Greek tunic" from 1850. The molluscs also are known as "coat-of-mail shells" for their mail-like covering.