Definition of Tusk shell

1. Noun. Any of various seashore mollusks having a tapering tubular shell open at each end and a foot pointed like a spade for burrowing.

Exact synonyms: Tooth Shell
Generic synonyms: Scaphopod



Definition of Tusk shell

1. Noun. any of the marine mollusks of the class ''Scaphopoda'', which look similar to elephant tusks. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tusk Shell

tushed
tusheries
tushery
tushes
tushie
tushies
tushing
tushkar
tushkars
tushker
tushkers
tushy
tusionite
tusk
tusk-shell
tusk shell (current term)
tuskar
tuskars
tusked
tusker
tuskers
tuskier
tuskiest
tusking
tuskings
tuskless
tusklike
tusks
tuskwise
tusky

Literary usage of Tusk shell

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1. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Holes are bored through these flakes, which arc then valued by length, as in the case of the American tusk- shell, the measuring, however, ..."

2. The Shell Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Families of Living by Julia Ellen Rogers (1908)
"... oblique and notched on the convex side. This is the familiar tooth shell of the New England coast and of the British Isles. The Elephant-tusk Shell (D. ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1886)
"In Northern California, in Oregon, and still farther north, a rare species of cylindrical univalve, the Dentalium, or tusk-shell, known in the Chinook ..."

4. The Windsor Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly for Men and Women (1902)
"The tusk-shell of the west coast of America is another and very interesting case of shell-money. It shows that although an object may be abun- dan t, ..."

5. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1904)
"On the coast of Puget Sound and northward the tusk-shell (Dentalium) prehistorically served the purposes of money among the Indians of a large region, ..."

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