Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See tooth shell.

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  • n. tusk shell

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the foot fitted for burrowing, as a mollusk; of or pertaining to the Scaphopoda.
  • n. A member of the Scaphopoda; a tooth-shell.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. burrowing marine mollusk

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From New Latin Scaphopoda, class name : Greek skaphē, boat + New Latin -poda, -pod.

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