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tusk shell

noun
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism
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tusk shell

noun
1.
any of various burrowing seashore molluscs of the genus Dentalium and related genera that have a long narrow tubular shell open at both ends: class Scaphopoda Also called tooth shell
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