lamp shell
Terebratula Ter`e*brat"u*la, n.; pl. {Terebratul[ae]}. [Nl., dim. fr. terebratus, p. p., perforated.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of brachiopods which includes many living and some fossil species. The larger valve has a perforated beak, through which projects a short peduncle for attachment. Called also {lamp shell}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Lamp shell — Lamp Lamp (l[a^]mp), n. [F. lampe, L. lampas, adis, fr. Gr. ?, ?, torch, fr. ? to give light, to shine. Cf. {Lampad}, {Lantern}.] 1. A light producing vessel, device, instrument or apparatus; formerly referring especially to a vessel with a wick… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lamp shell — lamp′ shell or lamp′shell n. ivt brachiopod • Etymology: 1850–55; so called because its shape was thought to resemble that of an ancient oil lamp …   From formal English to slang

  • lamp-shell — lampˈ shell noun A brachiopod, esp Terebratula or a similar genus, from its shell shaped like an antique lamp • • • Main Entry: ↑lamp …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamp shell — n. [from its resemblance to an ancient Roman oil lamp] any of various brachiopods …   English World dictionary

  • lamp shell — noun marine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing food; found worldwide • Syn: ↑brachiopod, ↑lampshell • Hypernyms: ↑invertebrate • Member Holonyms: ↑Brachiopoda, ↑phylum Brachiopoda …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamp shell — lampshell lampshell, lamp shell lamp shell . A mollusklike marine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing food, found worldwide. Syn: brachiopod. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lamp shell — a mollusklike marine animal; brachiopod. Also, lampshell. [1850 55; so called because its shape was thought to resemble that of an ancient Roman oil lamp] * * * …   Universalium

  • lamp shell — noun a marine invertebrate resembling a bivalve mollusc, with arms of ciliated tentacles used for filter feeding. [Phylum Brachiopoda.] Origin C19: from its resemblance to an ancient oil lamp …   English new terms dictionary

  • lamp-shell — /ˈlæmp ʃɛl/ (say lamp shel) noun → brachiopod …   Australian English dictionary

  • Lamp — (l[a^]mp), n. [F. lampe, L. lampas, adis, fr. Gr. ?, ?, torch, fr. ? to give light, to shine. Cf. {Lampad}, {Lantern}.] 1. A light producing vessel, device, instrument or apparatus; formerly referring especially to a vessel with a wick used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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