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Meaning of APLYSIA

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  type genus of the family Aplysiidae
 

APLYSIA is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: genus Aplysia, genus Tethus, Tethys
 
 See Also: Aplysia punctata, Aplysiidae, family Aplysiidae, family Tethyidae, mollusk genus, sea hare, Tethyidae

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*plys"i*a\, n. [Gr. ? a dirty sponge, fr. ? unwashed;
'a priv. + ? to wash.] (Zo["o]l.)
A genus of marine mollusks of the order {Tectibranchiata};
the sea hare. Some of the species when disturbed throw out a
deep purple liquor, which colors the water to some distance.
See Illust. in Appendix.

 

 

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