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turret shell

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Definition of turret shell in English:

noun

A mollusc with a long, slender, pointed spiral shell, typically brightly coloured and living in tropical seas.
  • Family Turitellidae, class Gastropoda: Turitella and other genera
Example sentences
  • The dead shells of turret shell provide homes for hermit crabs, which can be extremely dense in patches.
  • Fossil turret shells, fig shells, and cockles indicate that the marine waters off the coast were warm.
  • Where I'm walking there aren't many shells, but there are some small turret shells, karire in Maori, zeacolpus symmetricus.

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