Harpa

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Harpa här"pȧ (Zoöl) A genus of marine univalve shells; the harp shells; -- so called from the form of the shells, and their ornamental ribs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n harpa A genus of mollusks, representative of the family Harpidæ, having a comparatively wide aperture and ventricose cross-ribbed whorls; the harp-shells. There are several species, of most tropical seas. Lamarck, Jour. Soc. Hist. Nat., 1799. See cut under harp-shell.
    • n harpa See harpe.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., harp

Usage

In literature:

Genres Buccinum, Terebra, Harpa, Cassis.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard
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In news:

Harpa Concert Hall and Concert Centre in Reykjavik.
' Harpa Galora' brings together 48 harpists for Sunday concert of jazz, classical, Celtic music.
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