Coquina



[koh-kee-nuh] /koʊˈki nə/

noun
1.
Also called pompano, butterfly-shell clam. a small clam, Donax variabilis, abundant in the intertidal zone of eastern and southern U.S. coastal beaches, having fanlike bands of various hues, the paired empty shells often spread in a butterfly shape.
2.
any similar clam, especially of the genus Donax.
3.
a soft, whitish rock made up of fragments of marine shells and coral, used as a building material.
/kɒˈkiːnə/
noun
1.
a soft limestone consisting of shells, corals, etc, that occurs in parts of the US
coquina
(kō-kē’nə)
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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