Definition of Genus cypraea
1. Noun. Type genus of the family Cypraeidae: the typical cowries.
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Genus
Group relationships: Cypraeidae, Family Cypraeidae
Member holonyms: Cowrie, Cowry
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cypraea
Literary usage of Genus cypraea
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1. The Conchologist's Text-book: Embracing the Arrangements of Lamarck and by Thomas Brown (1853)
"Linnaeus divides the genus Cypraea into four families: ... The genus Cypraea consists of beautifully coloured, and very highly polished shells. ..."
2. Scientific Survey of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands by New York Academy of Sciences (1920)
"genus cypraea Linnaeus Cypraea sancti-sebastiani, new species Plate VII, Figure 12 Molds of the usual oval-cylindrical Ci/prcm-shape, the outer lip ..."
3. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New-York by N.Y. Lyceum of Natural History (New York, New York Academy of Sciences (1848)
"Probably in no genus of mollusks, are the species better known and defined, than in the genus Cypraea, for in none are the specific characters more constant ..."