Coquina meaning

kō-kē'nə
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.
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A soft porous limestone, composed essentially of fragments of shells and coral, used as a building material.
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A soft, whitish limestone made up of broken sea shells and corals.
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Any of a genus (Donax) of small, delicately colored saltwater clams.
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A soft porous limestone, composed of shells and fragments of shell and coral that are partially cemented by material that is high in calcium carbonate and has not completely hardened.
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Any of several small marine clams, of the species Donax variabilis, common in US coastal waters.
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(geology) A soft form of limestone made of fragments of shells.
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Origin of coquina

  • Spanish cockle probably diminutive of concha shell from Latin mussel conch
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition