Porcellana

noun
Por·​cel·​lana | \ -ˈlā- -ˈlä-\

Definition of Porcellana

: a cosmopolitan genus of littoral porcelain crabs that is the type of the family Porcellanidae

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Other Words from Porcellana

porcellanian \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗nēən \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Porcellana

New Latin, from Italian, porcelain

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