seashell

noun sea·shell \ ˈsē-ˌshel \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of seashell

: the shell of a marine animal and especially a mollusk

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First Known Use of seashell

before 12th century


SEASHELL Defined for English Language Learners

seashell

noun

Definition of seashell for English Language Learners

  • : the hard, empty shell of a small sea creature (such as a clam)


SEASHELL Defined for Kids

seashell

noun sea·shell \ ˈsē-ˌshel \

Definition of seashell for Students

: the shell of a sea animal


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