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n.1.A genus of naked pteropods. One species (Clione papilonacea), abundant in the Arctic Ocean, constitutes a part of the food of the Greenland whale. It is sometimes incorrectly called Clio.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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