Definition of Genus Venus
1. Noun. Type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells.
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Genus
Group relationships: Family Veneridae, Veneridae
Member holonyms: Hard Clam, Hard-shell Clam, Mercenaria Mercenaria, Quahaug, Quahog, Round Clam, Venus Mercenaria
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Venus
Literary usage of Genus Venus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"M. de Blainville thus defines the genus Venus :— Shell solid, thick, regular, ... Median tooth bifid, or three cardinal teeth only. (genus Venus, Lam.) //. ..."
2. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1843)
"This then would be the sole admissible dismemberment, not in the genus Venus of ... the latter comprised many of this species in his genus Venus and placed ..."
3. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"... Capsa, and Petricola ; and he defines this great genus Venus as comprising a multitude of shells whose common character is to have the teeth and laminae ..."
4. Bermuda: Its History, Geology, Climate, Products, Agriculture, Commerce, and by Theodore L. Godet (1860)
"... Genus Tellina— T. radiata—T. depressa—T. tenuis— genus Venus—Venus gemma — V. granulata—V. plicata — Genus Cytherea—C. ..."
5. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"The thick species with radiated ribs, in which the fold is also wanting, and which connect the genus Venus with that of the ..."