Definition of carpet shell in English:

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carpet shell

noun

A burrowing bivalve mollusk of temperate and warm seas, with concentric growth rings and irregular colored markings.
  • Genus Venerupis, family Veneriidae.
Example sentences
  • Nowadays, oyster and mussel farmers have been joined by farmers of carpet shell clams.
  • Look for the shells of common species such as cockles, trough shells, sand gapers, carpet shells, razor shells, striped Venus and thin tellins.
  • Fauna and fauna include live cockles, trough shells, carpet shells and tellins.

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Syllabification: car·pet shell

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