seashell
noun Date: before 12th century the shell of a marine animal and especially a mollusk

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  • Seashell — Sea shell , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The shell of any marine mollusk. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seashell — (n.) also sea shell, O.E. sæscel (see SEA (Cf. sea) and SHELL (Cf. shell) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • seashell — [sē′shel΄] n. the shell of any marine mollusk …   English World dictionary

  • Seashell — A seashell, also known as a sea shell, is the common name for a hard, protective outer layer, a shell, or in some cases a test , that was created by a sea creature, a marine organism. The shell is part of the body of a marine animal, in most… …   Wikipedia

  • seashell — 1. noun a) the empty shell of a marine mollusk b) A very light pink colour, like that of some seashell. 2. adjective Of a very light pink colour, like that of some seashell. See Also: scungilli …   Wiktionary

  • seashell — UK [ˈsiːˌʃel] / US [ˈsɪˌʃel] noun [countable] Word forms seashell : singular seashell plural seashells the empty shell of a sea animal …   English dictionary

  • seashell — /see shel /, n. the shell of any marine mollusk. Also, sea shell. [bef. 900; OE saescill (not recorded in ME) see SEA, SHELL] * * *  hard exoskeleton of marine mollusks such as snails, bivalves, and chitons that serves to protect and support… …   Universalium

  • seashell — (Roget s IV) n. Common sea shells include: conch, periwinkle, abalone, ammonite, ram s horn, clam, mussel, oyster, starfish, sea urchin, sand dollar, sea snail, nautilus, scallop, cowrie, limpet, cockle, whelk; see also shell 3 …   English dictionary for students

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