Definition of spire shell in English:

spire shell

Syllabification: spire shell


  • A marine or freshwater mollusk with a long conical spiral shell.
    • Hydrobiidae and related families, class Gastropoda
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    • In the sand you can find cone shells, spire shells and flatfish.
    • An area of mudflat similar to that occupied by a dinghy could hold 40,000 tiny Laver spire shells, 60,000 Corophium shrimps, 50,000 Baltic Tellin shellfish or up to 500 Ragworms.
    • He would approach an area of sand on the bottom, wave his hand vigorously to remove the top layers and find these beautiful spire shells.

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