lampshell
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]


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  • 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

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