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

  • n. The calcareous shell of a marine mollusk or similar marine organism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the empty shell of a marine mollusk
  • n. A very light pink colour, like that of some seashell.
  • adj. Of a very light pink colour, like that of some seashell.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The shell of any marine mollusk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The shell of any saltwater mollusk; a marine shell, such as may be found on the sea-shore. See Oceanides, 2.

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

  • n. the shell of a marine organism


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  • Anyway, next is some mini beads, also from ELC, in seashell designs (being handwork, those will probably go on tonight while I watch House and Tuesday's CSI).

    Summer, expanded squares, and so on

  • She could hear the faint sound that caves made — it was like holding a seashell to your ear, only in this case the seashell was a lot bigger, and she was standing inside — and, somewhere in the distance, Glory could hear the faint, definitive plashing of water.

    The Warslayer

  • But, however tempestuous this is within me, it comes out as the low voice of a curiously colored seashell, which is only for those ears that are bent with compassion to hear it.

    American Indian Stories

  • A seashell should be the crest of England, not only because it represents a power built on the waves, but also the hard finish of the men.

    English Traits (1856)

  • "The pattern on a seashell is the mollusk's memories," said Oster, a professor of environmental science, policy and management and of molecular and cell biology.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • The sounds you hear in a seashell are the exact same sounds that are always being made around you, although some may be so low that either you don't hear them or you don't pay attention to them.


  • EXAMPLE: aeehllss is 'seashell' argh argh argh argh argh argh argh sent out a meanie email ... about me ...

    gotmedown Diary Entry

  • Hearth & Home | Outdoor decorating 2010 classic profile is fresh in the fashionably light "seashell" finish. - Articles related to Green Celebrity Real Estate: Former NYC apartment of U.S. President Barack Obama for rent

  • The seashell lotteryNearly 100 years ago, on the sunny morning of April 11, 1909, a watchmaker from Lodz named Akiva Aryeh Weiss, determined to establish a Jewish settlement outside the Arab port town of Jaffa, distributed plots of land to 60 Jewish founding families in an event that later become known as the "seashell" lottery.

    Tablet Magazine

  • Thanks to a shop listing, we were able to see images of the 1005P and even the slightly upgraded 1005PE that comes in the same thick "seashell" shape, but with enhanced girly keys, as well as a textured lid, for the ones that like to pat their laptops.

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  • Presumably Martha was some other kind of mountain seashell than a Rocky Mountain oyster.

    November 9, 2007

  • Just started reading this book, mollusque. I'll have to look out for this line. :-)

    November 9, 2007

  • He spoke in a beautiful, lilting English, which I barely listened to, so intent was I on Martha, incongruous, unexpected, out of place, a fossil, my seashell in the Andes.

    --Cathleen Schine, 1998, The Evolution of Jane

    November 9, 2007