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tellin

[tel-in] /ˈtɛl ɪn/
noun
1.
any marine bivalve mollusk of the genus Tellina, having a thin, rounded shell of white, yellow, pink, or purple.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < New Latin Tellina name of the genus < Greek tellī́nē a shellfish
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tellin

/ˈtɛlɪn/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
from New Latin tellina, from Greek tellinē a shellfish
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