• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Solen (Med) A cradle, as for a broken limb. See Cradle, 6.
    • Solen (Zoöl) Any marine bivalve mollusk belonging to Solen or allied genera of the family Solenidæ; a razor shell.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n solen In surgery, same as cradle, 4 .
    • n solen A genus of bivalve mollusks, typical of the family Solenidæ, of which S. vagina, a common razor-fish of the North Atlantic, is the best-known species.
    • n solen Any member of this genns, or a related form; a razor-clam, razor-fish, or razor-shell. See Solenidæ, and cut under Ensis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Solen sō′len a genus of bivalve molluscs—Razor-shell and Razor-fish
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. channel, a shellfish
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. sōlēn, a channel.


In literature:

Solen ceylonensis, Leach, Zool.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia] [Volume 2 of 2]" by Phillip Parker King
Hence, a term which, if modelled on the German fashion, should be hin sol, becomes, in Scandinavian, solen = the sun.
"Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John MacGillivray
Vaer hilset nu, naar solen atter stempler sit gyldne segl paa jordens stolte pande.
"An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway" by Martin Brown Ruud
The Obydos shells are not marine, but are fresh-water Unios, greatly resembling Aviculas, Solens, and Arcas.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
Solenes cappe lunge venetorum commonly a razor fish the shell thereof dentalia.
"The Works of Sir Thomas Browne" by Thomas Browne

In news:

On a little ranch outside of Fall City, the Solene family lives and works with a small herd of alpacas .
On a little ranch outside of Fall City, the Solene family lives and works with a small herd of alpacas.
At Hangar 18, Quai des Marques, a store sells Anne de Solene bedding.
As at previous Montreal Shows, parts and drive-unit distributor Solen Électronique had a room to show off their gear to DIY enthusiasts.