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cone shell

noun
1.
any of numerous, chiefly tropical, marine gastropods of the genus Conus, having a smooth, brightly colored, conical shell with a short, flattened spire.
Also called cone snail.
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cone shell

noun
1.
any of various tropical marine gastropod molluscs of the genus Conus and related genera, having a smooth conical shell Sometimes shortened to cone
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