perspective shell
Solarium So*la"ri*um, n.; pl. {Solaria}. [L. See {Solar}, n.] 1. An apartment freely exposed to the sun; anciently, an apartment or inclosure on the roof of a house; in modern times, an apartment in a hospital, used as a resort for convalescents. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of handsome marine spiral shells of the genus {Solarium} and allied genera. The shell is conical, and usually has a large, deep umbilicus exposing the upper whorls. Called also {perspective shell}. [1913 Webster]


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