noun Buc·ci·num \ˈbəksənəm\

Definition of Buccinum

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

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Origin and Etymology of buccinum

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

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a brief usually trivial fact

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