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pinnothere (plural pinnotheres)
- (obsolete) A small crab of the genus Pinnotheres, which live symbiotically in the shells of certain molluscs. [17th-19th c.]
- 1603, John Florio, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, chapter 12, in The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821:
- The shell-fish called a Nacre, liveth even so with the Pinnotere, which is a little creature like unto a Crabfish, and as his porter or usher waits upon him, attending the opening of the Nacre […].