Meaning of chiton

chi•ton

Pronunciation: (kīt'n, kī'ton), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda mollusk of the class Amphineura, having a mantle covered with calcareous plates, found adhering to rocks.
  2. a gown or tunic, with or without sleeves, worn by both sexes in ancient Greece.
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