Definition of carrier shell in English:

carrier shell

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noun

  • 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
    More 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.

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