Turritella

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Turritella (Zoöl) Any spiral marine gastropod belonging to Turritella and allied genera. These mollusks have an elongated, turreted shell, composed of many whorls. They have a rounded aperture, and a horny multispiral operculum.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n turritella The typical genus of Turritellidæ, having a long turriculate spirally striate shell, with rounded aperture, as T. imbricate.
    • n turritella Any member of this genus.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., dim fr. L. turris, tower

Usage

In literature:

The softer parts had been washed away, and the shells (a bed of Turritella) alone remained.
"Two Expeditions in the Interior of Southern Australia, Volume II" by Charles Sturt
And so two years slipped away, and still the Princess was a prisoner, and Turritella was not married.
"The Green Fairy Book" by Various
Genres Scalaria, Turritella, Bulla.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard
The Queen was in despair, and so was Turritella, when they saw how much the King preferred Fiordelisa.
"The Green Fairy Book" by Various
Four other kinds of Turritellae are found in New Zealand, all smaller, but similar to the above.
"Beautiful Shells of New Zealand" by E. G. B. Moss
So limpets, and turritellas, and pectens were passed as unworthy of notice.
"King of the Castle" by George Manville Fenn
The Wolf transferred a number of mines to the Turritella, with instructions that they should be laid off Aden.
"Current History, Vol. VIII, No. 3, June 1918" by Various
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