What is another word for chiton?

Pronunciation: [t͡ʃˈɪtən] (IPA)

Chitons are small marine mollusks that are characterized by eight overlapping shell plates. These shell plates, also known as valves, are often used as a defining characteristic when discussing chitons. However, there are other words that can be used to describe a chiton besides its shell. For example, one could refer to a chiton's mantle, which is the fleshy part that covers the chiton's body. Other synonyms for chiton include polyplacophorans, coat-of-mail shells, and sea cradles. These words can provide additional ways to describe chitons and their unique characteristics.

What are the hypernyms for Chiton?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Chiton?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for chiton (as nouns)

Usage examples for Chiton

Apart from the dreadfully immoral situation, just think of the costume in the garden scene, that chiton of cheese-cloth!
James Huneker
"You shall have under you a Greek freedman, one chiton, who is now in my library.
"Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion"
G. A. Henty
chiton is to be in charge of it under him.
"Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion"
G. A. Henty

Related words: chiton worm, ocean chiton, giant chiton, chitons

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