One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small marine mollusc which has a glossy white shell with red-brown markings. The foot bears a conspicuous white operculum.
Family Phasianellidae, class Gastropoda: Phasianella, Tricolia, and other genera, including the European T. pullus
- ‘Beautiful shells adorn the border of this classic aluminum oval platter by Mariposa. Skillfully detailed with scallop, conch and pheasant shells by artisans in Mexico, this hand cast piece is perfect for any seafood dish or a decadent antipasta.’
- ‘The Australian pheasant shell is found at and below low tide levels on algae and seagrass, to 5 metres depth.’
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