[ (mol-uhsks) ]

A phylum of invertebrates with soft bodies and muscular feet. Some mollusks also have hard shells. Oysters, clams, snails, slugs, octopuses, and squid are mollusks.

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How to use mollusks in a sentence

  • Her instructions for “the perfect scallops” include “Season both sides and let those little marine bivalve mollusks chillax.”

  • I will take her any day over the “educated class,” the bureaucratic mollusks and the defeatist sad sacks in Washington.

    In Defense of Tea Parties | Tunku Varadarajan | January 11, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The land mollusks and the great order of insects and other land arthropods only to a minor extent dwell in the open light.

    Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
  • Misfortune, Fatality, had willed that a drop of water thicker than the surrounding medium should pass through one of the mollusks.

    Urania | Camille Flammarion
  • Other fishes are bottom feeders, as the blackfish and the sea bass, living almost entirely upon mollusks and crustaceans.

    A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
  • Hermaphrodite mollusks, with a marvellously complicated sexual apparatus, ought also to be studied separately.

  • These shells were once the homes of sea mollusks, as such soft, fleshy creatures are called.

    Stories of California | Ella M. Sexton