Umbracula

noun

Um·​brac·​u·​la
ˌəmˈbrakyələ
: a genus (the type of the family Umbraculidae) of gastropod mollusks comprising the typical umbrella shells

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin umbraculum parasol, umbrella, from umbrare to shade

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“Umbracula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Umbracula. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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