Definition of pelican's foot shell in English:

pelican's foot shell


  • A burrowing European mollusc that has a spiral shell with a flared lip that extends into several points.

    Aporrhais pespelecani, family Aporrhaidae, class Gastropoda

    • ‘Only seven known species of the Pelican's Foot shell have been found, some of which are from the deep sea and rare.’
    • ‘He has made various recent acquisitions of curios like a marble sculpture in the shape of a pelican's foot shell, from around 400 B.C., paper thin so that light shines through it, and a pair of larger-than-life eyes with bronze eyelids, monumentally surreal.’