lampshell

noun

lamp·​shell ˈlamp-ˌshel How to pronounce lampshell (audio)

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lampshell was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Lampshell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lampshell. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

lampshell

noun
lamp·​shell ˈlamp-ˌshel How to pronounce lampshell (audio)
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