spur-shell

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spur-shell (plural spur-shells)

  1. Any of several species of conical gastropod shells in the family Trochidae and genus Astraea in family Turbinidae, the margin of the shells being toothed somewhat like the rowel of a spur.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for spur-shell in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)