noun, plural mu·ri·ces [myoo r-uh-seez] /ˈmyʊər əˌsiz/, mu·rex·es.
Origin of murex
Examples from the Web for murex
We find this in the case of a kind of snail (Murex brandaris).Schenk's Theory: The Determination of Sex|Samuel Leopold Schenk
But murex or no murex, Purple was discovered by my ancestors.The Book of Khalid|Ameen Rihani
They belong, mainly, to the two allied families of the Murex and the Buccinum or Purpura.History of Phoenicia|George Rawlinson
Purple, cloth dyed with a purple dye made from the murex, a shell-fish found in the Mediterranean.The Story of Sigurd the Volsung|William Morris
He says that Tarentine muslins, woven from the filaments of the pinna dipped in the dye of the murex, rivalled those of Cos.Needlework As Art|Marian Alford