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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lamp′ shell`(n.)

or lamp′shell`

  1. Category: Invertebrates

    Ref: brachiopod.

Origin of lamp shell:

1850–55; so called because its shape was thought to resemble that of an ancient oil lamp

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brachiopod, lamp shell, lampshell(noun)

    marine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing food; found worldwide


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