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plural -s
: a rare volute mollusk (Scaphella junonia) that is creamy white with brown or orange markings, that is much sought by shell collectors, and that is known to occur only in deep water off the coasts of Florida


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taxonomic synonym of precis

Word History



New Latin, from junonia (specific epithet of Scaphella junonia)

New Latin, from Late Latin Junonia (ales) peacock (literally, Juno's bird), from Latin Junonia, feminine of Junonius of Juno, from Junon-, Juno

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“Junonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/junonia. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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