Synonyms for chiton

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He tore his chiton from top to bottom and wrapped it about his mouth and nose.

From the chiton we now pass to the articles of dress of the nature of cloaks.

Identical with this in form is the chiton worn by Doric women.

Perhaps the commonest of the British species is Chiton cinereus.

Latreille, on the contrary, classed them near the mollusc, chiton.

Beset with sharp spines, as the margin of Chiton aculeatus, fig. 227.

The genus Chiton is the only example of this kind of Multivalves.

Those in which they are arranged in a straight line, as Chiton, fig. 227.

A genus formed for the reception of Chiton amiculatus, Auct.

Among the working classes the chiton was, of course, homespun, or of leather.

WORD ORIGIN

mollusc genus, 1816, from Latinized form of Greek khiton "frock (worn by both sexes), tunic, mail coat" (see chitin). Used in English in literal sense of "ancient Greek tunic" from 1850. The molluscs also are known as "coat-of-mail shells" for their mail-like covering.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CHITON

mollusk

nouninvertebrate
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