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sea shell

noun [C]
 
 
the empty shell of some types of sea animalsGeology - general words
Translations of “sea shell”
in Korean 조개…
in Arabic صَدفة…
in Portuguese concha…
in Catalan petxina, conquilla…
in Japanese 貝がら…
in Italian conchiglia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 海貝, 貝殼…
in Russian морская ракушка…
in Turkish deniz kabuğu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 海贝壳…
in Polish muszla, muszelka…
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