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

noun
any of various tropical marine gastropod molluscs of the genus Conus and related genera, having a smooth conical shellSometimes shortened to: cone
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