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seashell

or sea shell

[ see-shel ]
/ ˈsiˌʃɛl /
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noun

the shell of any marine mollusk.

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Nearby words

searle, sears, sears tower, seas, freedom of the, seascape, seashell, seashore, seashore test, seasick, seasickness, seaside

Origin of seashell

before 900; Old English sǣscill (not recorded in Middle English) see sea, shell
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British Dictionary definitions for seashell

seashell

/ (ˈsiːˌʃɛl) /

noun

the empty shell of a marine mollusc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for seashell

seashell


n.

also sea-shell, Old English sæscel; see sea and shell (n.).

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