Share this entry

Share this page

tooth shell

Syllabification: tooth shell

Definition of tooth shell in English:

noun

A burrowing mollusk with a slender tusk-shaped shell, which is open at both ends and typically white, and a three-lobed foot. Also called tusk shell.
Example sentences
  • Even I, who entered not knowing an egg cockle from a dosinia, came out savvy of tooth shells and lightning whelks.
  • They are also known as tooth shells and resemble an elephant's tusks.
  • Amphineura, containing the chitons, and Scaphopoda, represented by the elephant tooth shell, are two classes of less popular interest.

Definition of tooth shell in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

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

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day odium
Pronunciation: ˈōdēəm
noun
widespread hatred or disgust for someone…