shellwork

noun
shell·​work | \ ˈshel-ˌwərk How to pronounce shellwork (audio) \

Definition of shellwork

: work adorned with shells or composed of a pattern of shells

Examples of shellwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even the term’s a joke on the French rocaille, an 18th-century term for opulent, decorative shellwork, and coco, a kind of frivolous ‘peek-a-boo’ gesture. Matthew Carey Salyer, Forbes, 21 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of shellwork

1592, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shellwork was in 1592

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Cite this Entry

“Shellwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shellwork. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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