tellin

tellin

[tel-in]
noun
any marine bivalve mollusk of the genus Tellina, having a thin, rounded shell of white, yellow, pink, or purple.

Origin:
1895–1900; < Neo-Latin Tellina name of the genus < Greek tellī́nē a shellfish

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tellin (ˈtɛlɪn)
 
n
any of various slim marine bivalve molluscs of the genus Tellina (or Macoma) that live in intertidal sand, esp the smooth oval delicately tinted T. tenuis
 
[from New Latin tellina, from Greek tellinē a shellfish]

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