nutmeg shell

noun

Definition of nutmeg shell

: a marine snail of the genus Cancellaria

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so called from its rough, warty surface

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“Nutmeg shell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nutmeg%20shell. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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