lamp shell

a mollusklike marine animal; brachiopod.
Also, lampshell.

1850–55; so called because its shape was thought to resemble that of an ancient Roman oil lamp Unabridged
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lamp shell
another name for a brachiopod
[C19: from its likeness in shape to an ancient Roman oil lamp]

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