Tiger shell

Related to Tiger shell: Cypraea tigris, tiger cowrie
(Zool.) a large and conspicuously spotted cowrie (Cypræa tigris); - so called from its fancied resemblance to a tiger in color and markings. Called also tiger cowrie.

See also: Tiger

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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That punishing schedule was followed by treatments at the Loews Ocean Spa, where I had their beachcomber massage, which uses warm tiger shells.