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spindle shell

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Definition of spindle shell in English:

noun

A predatory marine mollusc which has a shell that forms a long slender spiral with a narrow canal extending downwards from the aperture.
  • Neptunea antiqua (family Buccinidae) of northern seas, and Fusinus and other genera (family Fasciolariidae) of tropical and temperate seas, class Gastropoda

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