Natica

noun Nat·i·ca \ˈnatə̇kə\

Definition of Natica

  1. :  a large genus (the type of the family Naticidae) of active marine snails having a thick nearly smooth shell and a large foot with a fold reflected over the head and characterized by burrowing beneath sand or mud along the seashore and drilling other shells

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Origin and Etymology of natica

New Latin, perhaps from Late Latin, buttock, from Latin natis — more at nates


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