turban shell

noun

Definition of turban shell

  1. 1 :  any of numerous marine snails (family Turbinidae) with a thick spiral nacreous operculate shell — see cat's-eye, green snail, starshell

  2. 2 :  the shell of a turban shell

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Origin and Etymology of turban shell

modification (influenced by 1turban) of New Latin turbin-, turbo


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