noun ol·i·vel·la \ˌäləˈvelə\

Definition of olivella

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of small marine snails (family Olividae) having an operculum and a smooth shining shell formerly used by some Indians of the Pacific coast of North America as money and for ornament — compare olive shell

  2. 2 plural -s :  any shell or animal of the genus Olivella

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Origin and Etymology of olivella

New Latin, diminutive of Latin oliva olive — more at olive

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a trip made at another's expense

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