Oleacina

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 17 Jun. 2024.

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