the shell of a marine organism
the empty shell of a marine mollusk
Of a very light pink colour, like that of some seashell.
the shell of any marine mollusk
A seashell or sea shell, also known simply as a shell, is a hard, protective outer layer created by an animal that lives in the sea. The shell is part of the body of the animal. Empty seashells are often found washed up on beaches by beachcombers. The shells are empty because the animal has died and the soft parts have been eaten by another animal or have rotted out. The term seashell usually refers to the exoskeleton of an invertebrate. Most shells that are found on beaches are the shells of marine mollusks, partly because many of these shells endure better than other seashells. Apart from mollusk shells, other shells that can be found on beaches are those of barnacles, horseshoe crabs and brachiopods. Marine annelid worms in the family Serpulidae create shells which are tubes made of calcium carbonate that are cemented onto other surfaces. The shells of sea urchins are called tests, and the moulted shells of crabs and lobsters are called exuviae. While most seashells are external, some cephalopods have internal shells. Seashells have been used by humans for many different purposes throughout history and pre-history. However, seashells are not the only kind of shells; in various habitats it is possible to find shells from freshwater animals such as freshwater mussels and freshwater snails, and it is also possible to find the shells of land snails.
The numerical value of seashell in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of seashell in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I have the worlds largest seashell collection. You may have seen it, I keep it spread out on beaches all over the world.
Do everything in life with passion. Amazing artists, brilliant inventors, and wonderful writers reach the highest levels in their fields because of their passion. Without passion, life is like an empty and hollow seashell lying in the sand. It's the Passion that brings Life into everything that you do in life. Cheers!
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- صدفة, صدفة بحرية, محارةArabic
- чарапах, ракавіна, ракушкаBelarusian
- Muschel, MuschelschaleGerman
- näkinkenkä, simpukankuori, kotiloFinnish
- sliogán maraIrish
- shlig varreyManx
- kagylóhéj, kagylóHungarian
- ծովախեցի, խեցիArmenian
- muszla, muszelkaPolish
- ракушка, раковинаRussian
- musselskal, snäckaSwedish
- deniz kabuğuTurkish
- мушля, черепашка, раковинаUkrainian
- vỏ sòVietnamese
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