from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of tooth shell.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any species of Dentalium and allied genera having a tooth-shaped shell. See dentalium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small marine mollusk, Marinula pellucida, whose shell is used in Australia for necklaces. E. E. Morris, Austral English.
  • n. Any member of the genus Dentalium, family Dentaliidæ, order Solenoconchæ, or class Scaphopoda.

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

  • n. any of various seashore mollusks having a tapering tubular shell open at each end and a foot pointed like a spade for burrowing


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