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

Word History


New Latin, from Greek tellinē, a shellfish

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“Tellina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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