plural noun
Nas·​sa·​ri·​idae | \ˌnasəˈrīəˌdē\

Definition of Nassariidae 

: 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

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History and Etymology for Nassariidae

New Latin, from Nassarius, type genus + -idae

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