Definition of Tridacnas
1. Noun. (plural of tridacna) ¹
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Definition of Tridacnas
1. tridacna [n] - See also: tridacna
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Literary usage of Tridacnas
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Coral Reefs of the Tropical Pacific by Alexander Agassiz (1903)
"The living tridacnas are found in great number in the deeper parts of the ... Besides the tridacnas, the bottom of the lagoon and stretches of the lagoon ..."
2. Corals and Coral Islands by James Dwight Dana (1899)
"See the map, page 247, and Appendix, page 417 The depth to which the shells of tridacnas lie imbedded in coral rock, has been supposed to afford some data ..."
3. Naukratis by William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1886)
"And, thirdly, we have in six months found here more examples of engraved tridacnas than have been found in any other place. The strongest reason for the ..."
4. Conditions of Life in the Sea: A Short Account of Quantitative Marine by James Johnstone (1908)
"Note the cases, for instance, of the tropical tridacnas and the mother-of-pearl oysters. Calcareous skeletons are also more attenuated in the case of ..."
5. Boston Journal of Natural History by Boston Society of Natural History (1844)
"In this are imbedded multitudes of tridacnas, the edges of whose mantles, as shown by the gaping of the shell, are so gorgeously colored, that a correct ..."
6. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1850)
"... bulky, and heavy fresh-water Bivalves, as are many of the marine shells; and we need only compare the large Chamas or tridacnas and Hippopus, ..."
7. The Story of Life in the Seas by Sydney John Hickson (1898)
"In Celebes, the giant bivalves, the huge tridacnas, which are sometimes two feet across, and whose shells have been known to weigh as much as 500 Ibs., ..."
8. Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society by Straits Branch (1904)
"... birds of this region and we also collected a number of beautiful starfish while our crew hunted for trepang and chopped tridacnas out of the coral. ..."