tellina

noun

tel·​li·​na
tə̇ˈlīnə,
-lēnə
1
capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Tellinidae) of marine bivalve mollusks having the siphons long and separate, the foot and labial palpi very large, and the shell thin, delicate, and often showily colored
2
plural -s : any mollusk of the genus Tellina : sunset shell

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek tellinē, a shellfish

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“Tellina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tellina. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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