tusk shell


noun

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Origin of tusk shell

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for tusk shell

tusk shell

noun

any of various burrowing seashore molluscs of the genus Dentalium and related genera that have a long narrow tubular shell open at both ends: class ScaphopodaAlso called: tooth shell
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