MUREX
. s. m.
Mot emprunté du latin, dont on se sert pour désigner Différentes espèces de coquilles univalves, hérissées de pointes. On ne connaît plus l'espèce de murex d'où les anciens tiraient la pourpre.

L'Academie francaise. 1835.

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