Nassariidae

plural noun

Nas·​sa·​ri·​idae
ˌnasəˈrīəˌdē
: a large family of widely distributed marine snails (suborder Stenoglossa) having a long broad foot, long siphon, and a heavy usually sculptured shell and including numerous basket shells

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Nassarius, type genus + -idae

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“Nassariidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nassariidae. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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