from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A marine shell of the genus Turbo. See turbo.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any member of the Turbinidæ, and especially of the genus Turbo. The species are numerous, and some of them highly ornamental when polished. See cuts under Turbo, Imperator, and operculum.


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