Definition of sunset shell in English:

sunset shell


  • A burrowing bivalve mollusc with a long oval shell which (in some kinds) is pinkish with raylike markings.

    Genus Gari, family Psammobiidae (or Sanguinolariidae)

    • ‘The beautiful sandy beach is a great place for shell collecting with colourful Farose sunset shells, wavy hatchet shells and long razor shells locally called ‘spoots’.’
    • ‘Tellinas or sunset shells are tiny shellfish that live in the sands of Camargue.’