Definition of Coquina

1. n. A soft, whitish, coral-like stone, formed of broken shells and corals, found in the southern United States, and used for roadbeds and for building material, as in the fort at St. Augustine, Florida.

Definition of Coquina

1. Noun. Any of several small marine clams, of the genus ''Donax'', comon in US coastal waters ¹

2. Noun. (geology) A soft form of limestone made of fragments of shells ¹

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Definition of Coquina

1. a small marine clam [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coquina

coqui frog
coquilla nut
coquilles Saint-Jacques
coquina (current term)
cor adiposum
cor anglais
cor biloculare
cor blimey
cor bovinum
cor mobile
cor pendulum
cor pulmonale

Literary usage of Coquina

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1. An Introduction to Geology by William Berryman Scott (1897)
"Modern shell limestone (coquina) from Florida. the d├ębris swept out from the shore. More commonly the shells are ground by the waves into fragments, ..."

2. The Territory of Florida, Or, Sketches of the Topography, Civil and Natural by John Lee Williams (1837)
"The coquina formation has probably commenced within a few hundred years. It extends from Anastatia Island, south, beyond Indian River, but is scarcely ever ..."

3. Building Stones and Clay-products: A Handbook for Architects by Heinrich Ries (1912)
"coquina is a loosely cemented shell aggregate, like that found near St. Augustine, Fla. The Spaniards used blocks of this for purposes of construction. ..."

4. Elementary Geology by Ralph Stockman Tarr (1903)
"A coquina rock. spread them over the land in layers. The current of a river, or the waves of lake or sea may gather sand into beds (Fig. 31). ..."

5. American Game Fishes: Their Habits, Habitat, and Peculiarities; How, When by W. A. Perry (1892)
"BY GO SHIELDS (coquina). It is popularly supposed that there are many species of Trout in our western mountain streams and lakes, but, in fact, ..."

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