Definition of Genus Venus

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells.

Exact synonyms: Venus
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

genus Utricularia
genus Uvularia
genus Vaccaria
genus Vaccinium
genus Valeriana
genus Valerianella
genus Vallisneria
genus Vanda
genus Vanellus
genus Vanessa
genus Vangueria
genus Vanilla
genus Varanus
genus Vedalia
genus Velociraptor
genus Venus (current term)
genus Veratrum
genus Verbascum
genus Verbena
genus Verbesina
genus Vernonia
genus Veronica
genus Verticillium
genus Vesicaria
genus Vespa
genus Vespertilio
genus Vespula
genus Vibrio
genus Viburnum
genus Vicia

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 ..."

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