: a genus of predacious marine snails (family Naticidae) having rather large globose shells and feeding chiefly on other mollusks (as clams) by drilling their way through the shell with their radula and extracting the soft parts within

Word History


New Latin, irregular from Latin Polynices, legendary Theban warrior prince, from Greek Polyneikēs

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“Polinices.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polinices. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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