Definition of Mytilus edulis

1. Noun. A mussel with a dark shell that lives attached to rocks.

Exact synonyms: Edible Mussel
Group relationships: Genus Mytilus, Mytilus
Generic synonyms: Marine Mussel, Mytilid
Terms within: Mussel



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mytilus Edulis

Myrtle
Myrtus
Myrtus communis
Mysidacea
Mysidae
Mysis
Mysoline
Mysore
Mysore thorn
Mystic Jewel
Mysticeti
Mytilene
Mytilidae
Mytilini
Mytilus
Mytilus edulis (current term)
Myvyrian
Myxine
Myxine glutinosa
Myxinidae
Myxiniformes
Myxinikela
Myxinikela siroka
Myxinoidea
Myxinoidei
Myxobacterales
Myxobacteriaceae
Myxobacteriales
Myxocephalus
Myxocephalus aenaeus

Literary usage of Mytilus edulis

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The sea mussel (Mytilus edulis) belongs to the second order of the class ... Mytilus edulis is an exceedingly abundant and widely distributed form. ..."

2. A Monograph of the Post-Tertiary Entomostraca of Scotland Including Species by George Stewardson Brady, Henry William Crosskey, David Robertson (1874)
"Elie (passing under sea from a few feet over sea-level). VI. The position of the Mytilus edulis bed is also noteworthy. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1898)
"... already referred to, the following marine shells are recorded:— WHITE ABBEY, thirty feet elevation.— Ostrea edulis, Pecten maxi- mw, Mytilus edulis, ..."

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