Buccinum

noun
Buc·​ci·​num | \ ˈbəksənəm\

Definition of Buccinum

: a genus (the type of the family Buccinidae) of marine gastropod mollusks comprising the typical whelks

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History and Etymology for Buccinum

New Latin, from Latin buccinum, bucinum trumpet, a shellfish, from buccina, bucina trumpet

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