wing shell

noun

Definition of wing shell

1 obsolete : elytron
2a : any of various marine bivalves of the family Pteriidae and especially the genus Pteria in which the hinge border projects like a wing
b : a shell of the genus Strombus
c : a pteropod shell
d : a piddock shell

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“Wing shell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wing%20shell. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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