Origin of mollusk
Examples from the Web for mollusk
Historical Examples of mollusk
It is n't a mollusk's shell, either; it 's a caddice-worm's shell.The Poet at the Breakfast Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
It is a mollusk because it has a mantle, a foot, and a radula.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
He desired the shell of the mollusk that burrowed in the cleft of the cliff.
He had lain there in the sand for some time, as motionless as a mollusk at low water.
The Mollusk has years in which to build her spiral, so she makes it very perfectly.Insect Adventures
J. Henri Fabre
1783, mollusque (modern spelling from 1839), from French mollusque, from Modern Latin Mollusca (see Mollusca), the phylum name. Related: Molluscuous; molluscan.