Definition of Scorpion shell

1. Noun. Any of numerous tropical marine snails that as adults have the outer lip of the aperture produced into a series of long curved spines.

Group relationships: Genus Lambis, Lambis
Generic synonyms: Snail



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scorpion Shell

scorpaeniform
scorpaenoid
scorpaenoid fish
scorpene
scorper
scorpers
scorpio
scorpiodea
scorpioid
scorpioid cyme
scorpion
scorpion fish
scorpion fly
scorpion kick
scorpion kicks
scorpion shell (current term)
scorpion venoms
scorpion weed
scorpionate
scorpionates
scorpiones
scorpionfish
scorpionfishes
scorpionflies
scorpionfly
scorpionidea
scorpionlike
scorpions
scorpionweed
scorpionwort

Literary usage of Scorpion shell

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1. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"These insects are found chiefly in damp situations, under bushes, etc. Scorpion-shell, or Spider-shell, ... The orange-mouthed scorpion-shell (P. ..."

2. Young Folks' Pictures and Stories of Animals: For Home and School by Abby Amy Tenney (1886)
"But it does not have these claws when it is young; they grow out as tho animal grow;; to ito fall siso. The Scorpion-Shell 13 very pretty ..."

3. The Intellectual Observer (1867)
"... univalves is produced by the formation of a final aperture and ultimate lip to their shells. This is well seen in the " spider," or " scorpion- shell," ..."

4. A Manual of the Mollusca: Being a Treatise on Recent and Fossil Shells by Samuel Peckworth Woodward, Ralph Tate (1880)
"scorpion shell. Etymology, pteron, a wing, and ceras, a horn. Type, P. lambis. PI. TV., Fig. 3. ..."

5. The Shell Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Families of Living ...by Julia Ellen Rogers by Julia Ellen Rogers (1908)
"119 Little Screw Shell, Pelican's Foot and scorpion shell . 122 Cowries ......... 123 Cowries and Coffee Bean Shells . . . . 134 Egg Shells 135 Helmet ..."

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