Cymbium

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cymbium (Zoöl) A genus of marine univalve shells; the gondola.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cymbium A genus of gastropods, of the family Volutidæ. The shell is obovate, tumid, ventricose, and covered with a strong epidermis, and the pillar four-plaited. They are found on the African coast, and known as boat-shells. C. æthopica and C. proboscidale are examples. Also Cymba.
    • n cymbium In entomology, a genus of beetles, of the family Trogositidœ.
    • n cymbium [lowercase] In Greek antiquity, a form of vase of deep and upright shape, without foot or handles; a bowl.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a small cup, fr. Gr.

Usage

In literature:

He saw a little boat with a fine Cymbium shell floating on the water.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
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