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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about tooth shell

Dictionary Entries near tooth shell

tooth rail

tooth rash

tooths

tooth shell

toothsome

toothwort

toothy

Statistics for tooth shell

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for tooth shell

The first known use of tooth shell was circa 1711

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on tooth shell

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with tooth shell

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about tooth shell

Comments on tooth shell

What made you want to look up tooth shell? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

likely to have or produce good results

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!