sea·​shell | \ˈsē-ˌshel \

Definition of seashell 

: the shell of a marine animal and especially a mollusk

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Then use a hot glue gun to attach a band of tiny seashells around the shirt. Amina Lake Abdelrahman, Good Housekeeping, "This Is the Cutest Way to Make a DIY Moana Costume for Halloween," 23 Oct. 2018 The peak of Mount Everest is peppered with seashell fossils because its limestone was formed underwater. Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler, "Japan's Nishinoshima Island Is Younger Than Princess Charlotte," 13 Aug. 2018 Fiscal-Gonzalez allegedly intended for the 40 seashells to be gifts. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Florida beachgoer who took queen conch shells sentenced to 15 days in jail: report," 19 July 2018 While much of the marketing of loofahs shows the sponge in a sea-side setting, surrounded by seashells and the like, loofahs are not the remains of an oceanic creature (unlike sea sponges). Jean Nick, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow Your Own Loofah Sponge," 8 May 2017 However, also on his crest is a small red seashell—a touching nod to his mother, Princess Diana, who had it on the Spencer coat of arms. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Priceless Wedding Gift Meghan Markle Will Receive Ahead of Her Wedding," 28 Mar. 2018 Babes born under a water sign — Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces — have a selection of beachy shades ranging from pearlescent seashell hues to oceanic blues. Jodie Layne, Teen Vogue, "Wet n Wild Is Launching a Zodiac Themed Makeup Collection," 13 July 2018 Activities also include digging for volcanic rock and abalone, conch and other seashells at a table of black sand that’s reminiscent of beaches on Maui. Laurel Graeber, New York Times, "9 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 5 July 2018 The creamy formula comes in matte and metallic packaged in an adorable iridescent seashell. Lauren Swanson, Allure, "Exclusive: Sephora Is Launching These Brand-New Products for 30 Days Only," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of seashell

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seashell was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of seashell

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


sea·​shell | \ˈsē-ˌshel \

Kids Definition of seashell

: the shell of a sea animal

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