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moon shell

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moon′ shell`


n.
any marine gastropod of the family Naticidae, having a rounded, short-spired, smooth shell.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.moon shell - marine gastropods having smooth rounded shells that form short spiresmoon shell - marine gastropods having smooth rounded shells that form short spires
seasnail - any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids
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