Share this entry

Share this page

tulip shell

Saltos de línea: tulip shell

Definición de tulip shell en inglés:

sustantivo

A predatory marine mollusc with a sculptured spiral shell resembling that of a whelk.
  • Family Fasciolariidae, class Gastropoda, in particular Fasciolaria tulipa, which is common in the Caribbean
Example sentences
  • Conch are the favorite food for lobster, sting rays, tulip shells, crabs, octopus, turtles and porcupine fish.
  • They had oysters, sea urchins, conch shells, tulip shells, starfish, and crabs either attached or living on them.
  • The thick, sculptured lip of the tulip shell is used to chip a hole in the prey's shell, then the proboscis is inserted.

Definición de tulip shell en:

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 raconteur
Pronunciación: ˌrakɒnˈtəː
noun
a person who tells anecdotes skilfully and amusingly…