baler shell

baler shell
/ˈbeɪlə ʃɛl/ (say 'bayluh shel)

noun
bailer shell.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • bailer shell — /ˈbeɪlə ʃɛl/ (say bayluh shel) noun 1. the shell of the volute mollusc Melo amphora. 2. any capacious shell. Also, baler shell. {from use by Aboriginal people in northern Australia to bail water from canoes} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Giant baler — Taxobox name = Giant baler image caption = regnum = Animalia phylum = Mollusca classis = Gastropoda ordo = Sorbeoconcha familia = Volutidae genus = Melo species = M. amphora binomial = Melo amphora binomial authority = (Lightfoot, J., 1786)The… …   Wikipedia

  • Melo (gastropod) — Melo A shell of the Indian volute, Melo melo surrounded by a group of pearls from that species Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • gastropod — /gas treuh pod /, n. 1. any mollusk of the class Gastropoda, comprising the snails, whelks, slugs, etc. adj. 2. Also, gastropodous /ga strop euh deuhs/. belonging or pertaining to the gastropods. [1820 30; < NL Gast(e)ropoda a class of mollusks.… …   Universalium

  • mollusk — molluskan, molluscan /meuh lus keuhn/, adj., n. mollusklike, adj. /mol euhsk/, n. any invertebrate of the phylum Mollusca, typically having a calcareous shell of one, two, or more pieces that wholly or partly enclose the soft, unsegmented body,… …   Universalium

  • conch — conchate /kong kayt, kon chayt/, conched, adj. /kongk, konch/, n., pl. conchs /kongks/, conches /kon chiz/. 1. the spiral shell of a gastropod, often used as a horn. 2. any of various marine gastropods. 3. the fabled shell trumpet of the Tritons …   Universalium

  • Melo (genus) — Taxobox name = Melo image width = 250 px image caption = Indian volute, Melo melo along with a group of Melo pearls regnum = Animalia phylum = Mollusca classis = Gastropoda subclassis = Orthogastropoda ordo = Sorbeoconcha superfamilia =… …   Wikipedia

  • Melo amphora — Diadem volute Moving across the sand at low tide Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Melo miltonis — Southern bailer Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Mollusca Class: Gastropoda …   Wikipedia

  • malacostracan — /mal euh kos treuh keuhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the crustacean subclass Malacostraca, which includes the lobsters, shrimps, crabs, etc. n. 2. a malacostracan crustacean. [1825 35; < NL Malacostrac(a) order of crustacea ( < Gk, neut …   Universalium

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