from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the foot fitted for burrowing, as a mollusk; of or pertaining to the Scaphopoda.
  • noun A member of the Scaphopoda; a tooth-shell.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun tusk shell

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun burrowing marine mollusk


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Scaphopoda, class name : Greek skaphē, boat + New Latin -poda, -pod.]


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