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Definition of "strombus" []

  • Any of the genus Strombus of marine gastropods in which the shell has the outer lip dilated into a broad wing. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "strombus" in a sentence
  • "As it grows it shifts to a larger shell, as for instance into the shell of the nerites, or of the strombus or the like, and very often into the shell of the small ceryx."
  • "The tritons are in fair demand, and many tons of cowries are sent to Europe yearly, while the shipment of a thick-lipped strombus in one year to Liverpool amounted to 300,000."
  • "Spices translates three Heb. words: (1) sammum, a generic word including galbanum onycha, the operculum of a strombus, and stacte;"
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