Oleacina

noun
Ole·​a·​ci·​na | \ ˌōlēəˈsīnə \

Definition of Oleacina

: a genus of West Indian carnivorous land snails (suborder Stylommatophora) having elongate usually smooth glassy brownish shells and feeding generally on other snails

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History and Etymology for Oleacina

New Latin, probably from Latin oleaceus oily (from ole- + -aceus -aceous) + New Latin -ina

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“Oleacina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oleacina. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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