Columbella
Columbella Col`um*bel"la, n. [NL., dim. of L. columba a dove. So called from a fancied resemblance in color and form, of some species.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of univalve shells, abundant in tropical seas. Some species, as {Columbella mercatoria}, were formerly used as shell money. [1913 Webster]

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  • Columbella — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Mollusca Class: Gastropoda …   Wikipedia

  • Columbella — (C. Lam.), Gattung der Röhrenkiemenschnecken (der Kinkhornartigen); Schalen eiförmig, mit kurzen Windungen, Spindel faltenreich, äußere Lippe der inneren Mündung angeschwollen; Arten: Brütendes Täubchen (C. mercenaria), Schale gestreift, äußere… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • columbella — col·um·bel·la …   English syllables

  • columbella — ˌkäləmˈbelə noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Latin columba dove + New Latin ella; from the color of the shell more at columbine : a genus (the type of the family Columbellidae) of small marine gastropods …   Useful english dictionary

  • Columbella Strombiformis — Columbella strombiformis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Columbella strombiformis — Columbella strombiformis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Columbella adansoni — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Mollusca Class: Ga …   Wikipedia

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