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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Oleaceae

oleaceous

Oleacina

Oleacinidae

oleaginous

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