Hip"pu*rite (?), n. [Gr. decked with a horse's tail; horse + tail: cf. F. hippurite.] Paleon.

A fossil bivalve mollusk of the genus Hippurites, of many species, having a conical, cup-shaped under valve, with a flattish upper valve or lid. Hippurites are found only in the Cretaceous rocks.


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