Share this entry

Share this page

carrier shell

Saltos de línea: car|rier shell

Definición de carrier shell en inglés:

sustantivo

A mollusc of warm seas which camouflages itself by cementing shell fragments and pebbles to its shell.
  • Family Xenophoridae, class Gastropoda: Xenophora and other genera
Example sentences
  • Right, a similar carrier shell shows numerous small shells cemented in place around the edges of each whorl.
  • In this case, it is assumed the sponge does the attaching rather than the carrier shell, although this is by no means certain.
  • Later I found myself in a veritable colony of carrier shells, Xenophora conchyliophora, each sporting a little green garden on its back.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día snarf
Pronunciación: snɑːf
verb
eat or drink quickly or greedily