tellina

noun tel·li·na \tə̇ˈlīnə, -lēnə\

Definition of tellina

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  any mollusk of the genus Tellina :  sunset shell

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Origin and Etymology of tellina

New Latin, from Greek tellinē, a shellfish


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