Definition of achatina
1 capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Achatinidae) comprising very large air-breathing land snails native to Africa but introduced for food in parts of southeast Asia and the Pacific islands where they have become serious pests of agricultural crops
2 plural -s : a snail of the genus Achatina — compare agate snail
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Origin and Etymology of achatina
New Latin, from Latin achates agate + New Latin -ina
First Known Use: 1806See Words from the same year
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