achatinella

noun
ach·​a·​ti·​nel·​la | \ ˌa-kə-tə-ˈne-lə \

Definition of achatinella

1 capitalized : a genus comprising many species and varieties of air-breathing land snails peculiar to the Hawaiian islands
2 plural -s : a snail of the genus Achatinella

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First Known Use of achatinella

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for achatinella

New Latin, from Achatina + -ella

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“Achatinella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/achatinella. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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