from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of large marine gastropods having a pear-shaped shell. It includes the fig-shells. See Illust. in Appendix.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of gastropods having a pyriform shell, whence the name; the fig-shells or pear-shells. (See cut under fig-shell.) Very different limits have been assigned to it.
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