Definition of seashell
: the shell of a marine animal and especially a mollusk
Recent Examples of seashell from the Web
The furniture is a mix of crisp white sofas and club chairs, a few old Swedish pieces, anonymous early American paintings, chunks of coral that could pass for Urs Fischer sculptures, and lots and lots of seashells.
The zodiac’s astral Ariel, Cancer energy asks us to get touchy feely with the pinky peach softness that’s hidden inside our seashells, and to fall in love again with all of the dreams that light us up from the inside out.
The group was walking along the shoreline, looking for seashells, when Burchett spotted the bottle.
That’s becoming an option as more cities in South Florida let homeowners replace the traditional grass lawn with alternatives such as plants, tumbled glass and seashells.
A local baker provided a cake, which was decorated with seashells.
On the coffee table was her mum's iPad with its seashell screensaver, an English newspaper, a travel book, and a list on the back of a receipt.
Next to it, a delicate, ice-blue confection, decorated with white seashells and starfish exemplified a beach wedding theme.
Roeder, based in L.A., has sculpted hundreds of seashells out of clay and painted them in acrylic and ink.
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First Known Use of seashell
before 12th century
SEASHELL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of seashell for English Language Learners
: the hard, empty shell of a small sea creature (such as a clam)
SEASHELL Defined for Kids
Definition of seashell for Students
: the shell of a sea animal
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