topshells
Trochus Tro"chus, n.; pl. {Trochi}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a wheel.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of marine univalve shells belonging to {Trochus} and many allied genera of the family {Trochid[ae]}. Some of the species are called also {topshells}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Trochi — Trochus Tro chus, n.; pl. {Trochi}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a wheel.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of marine univalve shells belonging to {Trochus} and many allied genera of the family {Trochid[ae]}. Some of the species are called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trochus — Tro chus, n.; pl. {Trochi}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a wheel.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of marine univalve shells belonging to {Trochus} and many allied genera of the family {Trochid[ae]}. Some of the species are called also {topshells}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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