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horn shell Syllabification: horn shell

Definition of horn shell in English:


A mollusk with a long tapering shell, occurring in brackish and marine waters.
  • Families Potamididae and Cerithidae, class Gastropoda
Example sentences
  • True horn shells, or again, those in the family Potamidae, are primarily found in tropical waters.
  • Beachcombing is also good for finding horn shells, moonsnails, cockleshells and an occasional sand dollar.
  • In turn, horn shells provide food for water birds which filter them from the mud.
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