lampshell

noun lamp·shell \ ˈlamp-ˌshel \

Definition of lampshell

Origin and Etymology of lampshell

from the resemblance of the shell and its protruding peduncle to an ancient oil lamp with the wick protruding


Learn More about lampshell


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up lampshell? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to grant as a privilege or special favor

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Obscure Shapes

  • a-pile-of-three-dimensional-shapes-in-green
  • Something that is ooid is shaped like:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!