chiton

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Chiton \Chi"ton\, noun [Gr. ? a chiton (in sense 1).]

1. An under garment among the ancient Greeks, nearly representing the modern shirt.

2. (Zool.) One of a group of gastropod mollusks, with a shell composed of eight movable dorsal plates. See {Polyplacophora}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

chiton

noun

1: a woolen tunic worn by men and women in ancient Greece

2: primitive elongated bilaterally symmetrical marine mollusk having a mantle covered with eight calcareous plates [syn: {chiton}, {coat-of-mail shell}, {sea cradle}, {polyplacophore}]


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