Definition of Genus Cypraea

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Cypraeidae: the typical cowries.

Exact synonyms: Cypraea
Generic synonyms: Mollusk Genus
Group relationships: Cypraeidae, Family Cypraeidae
Member holonyms: Cowrie, Cowry

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Cypraea

genus Cydonia
genus Cygnus
genus Cymbidium
genus Cynancum
genus Cynara
genus Cynips
genus Cynocephalus
genus Cynodon
genus Cynoglossum
genus Cynomys
genus Cynopterus
genus Cynoscion
genus Cyon
genus Cyperus
genus Cyphomandra
genus Cypraea (current term)
genus Cyprinus
genus Cypripedium
genus Cyrilla
genus Cyrtomium
genus Cystophora
genus Cystopteris
genus Cytisus
genus Daboecia
genus Dacelo
genus Dacrycarpus
genus Dacrydium
genus Dacrymyces
genus Dactylis
genus Dactyloctenium

Literary usage of Genus Cypraea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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 ..."

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