- a soft, whitish limestone made up of broken sea shells and corals: used as a building material
- any of a genus (Donax) of small, delicately colored saltwater clams
Origin of coquinaSp, shellfish, diminutive from dialect, dialectal form of Classical Latin concha: see conch
- Any of various small marine clams of the genus Donax having variously colored, often striped or banded wedge-shaped shells, and found especially on sandy beaches along the Atlantic coast of the United States.
- A soft porous limestone, composed essentially of fragments of shells and coral, used as a building material.
Origin of coquinaSpanish cockle probably diminutive of concha shell from Latin mussel ; see conch .