Harp shell

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(Zool.) a beautiful marine gastropod shell of the genus Harpa, of several species, found in tropical seas. See Harpa.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(Most are by-products of the fishing industry; none are endangered.) When pressed, Thomas will name a few of his favorites--a harp shell from Madagascar ($13) and a prince cowry from the Philippines (from $700).