tooth shell

noun

Definition of tooth shell

: any of a class (Scaphopoda) of burrowing marine mollusks with a tapering tubular shell also : this shell

First Known Use of tooth shell

circa 1711, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tooth shell was circa 1711

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“Tooth shell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tooth%20shell. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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