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dove shell

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Definition of dove shell in English:

noun

A small mollusc with a robust shell, occurring in tropical and subtropical seas.
  • Family Pyrenidae (or Columbellidae), class Gastropoda: Pyrene and other genera
Example sentences
  • There are also the spiral shells of various sea snails, including what look like beaded periwinkles (family Littorinidae), and spirally corded dove shells (family Columbellidae).
  • Dove shells are small and attractive shells that are common in rocky environments but are most often inhabited by hermit crabs.

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