Definition of Genus Mercenaria
1. Noun. A genus of Veneridae.
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Genus
Group relationships: Family Veneridae, Veneridae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Mercenaria
Literary usage of Genus Mercenaria
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1. Manual of geology by James Dwight Dana (1863)
"... or common Oyster; Venn* mercenaria, or common Clam (recently referred to a new genus, Mercenaria, and named Mercenaria violacea); ..."
2. The Genera of Recent Mollusca: Arranged According to Their Organization by Henry Adams, Arthur Adams (1858)
"... Sow. reticulata, Linn. rosalina, Rang. rugosa, Chem. sculpta, Desk. Sowerbyi, Desk. tuberosa, Desk. verrucosa, Linn. Genus MERCENARIA, Schumacher. ..."