tusk shell


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tusk shell

n.
Any of various burrowing marine mollusks of the class Scaphopoda, having a long, tapering, slightly curved tubular shell. Also called scaphopod, tooth shell.

tusk shell

n
(Animals) 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 Scaphopoda. Also called: tooth shell
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Noun1.tusk shell - any of various seashore mollusks having a tapering tubular shell open at each end and a foot pointed like a spade for burrowingtusk shell - any of various seashore mollusks having a tapering tubular shell open at each end and a foot pointed like a spade for burrowing
scaphopod - burrowing marine mollusk
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