argus shell

noun

Definition of argus shell

: a tropical marine gastropod shell (Cypraea argus) having ocellate spots

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History and Etymology for argus shell

after Argus, mythological being; from its spots

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“Argus shell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/argus%20shell. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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