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columbella

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columbellan. [NL., dim. of L. columba a dove. So called from a fancied resemblance in color and form, of some species.].
     A genus of univalve shells, abundant in tropical seas. Some species, as Columbella mercatoria, were formerly used as shell money.  [1913 Webster]

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