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tulip shell

Syllabification: tu·lip shell

Definition of tulip shell in English:

noun

A predatory marine mollusk 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.

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