from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A marine univalve shell of the genus Pyrula, or Ficula, resembling a fig in form.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A popular name of the shells of the various species of the genus Pyrula or Ficula, so called from their pyri-form or fig-like shape.


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