heart shell

  1. any of numerous bivalve mollusks, especially of the families Cardiidae and Carditidae, having a heart-shaped shell.

  2. the shell itself.

Origin of heart shell

First recorded in 1745–55

Words Nearby heart shell

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How to use heart shell in a sentence

  • Thus the "Two Badgers" were made keepers of the sacred heart-shell (sti kili achi), makers and wardens of fire.

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