Definition of Mytilus edulis
1. Noun. A mussel with a dark shell that lives attached to rocks.
Group relationships: Genus Mytilus, Mytilus
Generic synonyms: Marine Mussel, Mytilid
Terms within: Mussel
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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, ..."