from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various tooth shells of the genus Dentalium.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various tooth shells of the genus Dentalium
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of marine mollusks belonging to the Scaphopoda, having a tubular conical shell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical and leading genus of the family Dentaliidæ.
Bea, our bone specialist, had the final say, identifying one of the three pieces as being possibly of dentalium, from the weird and wonderful world of molluscs.
Charies de Lint one the shaman wore in Aled Evans's painting, with the same intricate pattern of colored beads and dentalium shells.
His leggings and shirt were of a plain doeskin, an ornamental band of colored beads and dentalium shells formed the shirt's collar.
The dentalium shell was their most prized ornament and standard of value.
About the neck were long wampum necklaces with _dentalium, unionida, and auricula, _ interspersed with beads.
Noses ", originally bestowed by the French trappers, refers to a former custom of wearing a dentalium shell through a hole bored in the septum of the nose.
Slaves are killed and their flesh is used as bait in catching the dentalium snails, perhaps in order to get a mystic idea into the shells of the snails. [