tellin

[ tel-in ]
/ ˈtɛl ɪn /
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noun

any marine bivalve mollusk of the genus Tellina, having a thin, rounded shell of white, yellow, pink, or purple.

Nearby words

  1. tell, william,
  2. tell-all,
  3. tellable,
  4. teller,
  5. teller, edward,
  6. telling,
  7. telling-off,
  8. tellingly,
  9. telloh,
  10. telltale

Origin of tellin

1895–1900; < New Latin Tellina name of the genus < Greek tellī́nē a shellfish

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British Dictionary definitions for tellin

tellin

/ (ˈtɛlɪn) /

noun

any of various slim marine bivalve molluscs of the genus Tellina (or Macoma) that live in intertidal sand, esp the smooth oval delicately tinted T. tenuis

Word Origin for tellin

from New Latin tellina, from Greek tellinē a shellfish

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