coquina

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English[edit]

Coquina shells

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Noun[edit]

coquina ‎(plural coquinas)

  1. Any of several small marine clams, of the species Donax variabilis, common in US coastal waters.
  2. (geology) A soft form of limestone made of fragments of shells

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Etymology[edit]

Late Latin. From coquīnus "of cooks", from coquus "a cook", from coquō "to cook".

Noun[edit]

coquīna f ‎(genitive coquīnae); first declension

  1. cooking; art of cookery
  2. kitchen

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