sunset shell

noun

Definition of sunset shell

1 : any of a family (Tellinidae) of marine equivalve clams having the shell marked with bands of various colors radiating out from the umbones
2 : a similarly marked bivalve mollusk

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

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