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tooth shell

noun
1.
any marine mollusk of the class Scaphopoda, having a curved, tapering shell that is open at both ends.
2.
the shell itself.
Also called tusk shell.
Origin of tooth shell
1705-1715
First recorded in 1705-15
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  • The second family, Dentaliadæ, affords the curious Dentalium, or tooth shell.

    The Ocean World: Louis Figuier
British Dictionary definitions for tooth shell

tooth shell

noun
1.
another name for the tusk shell
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