ranella

noun
ra·nel·la | \rəˈnelə\

Definition of ranella 

1 capitalized : a genus of marine snails related to Triton having a thick shell usually with two lateral varices continuous over all the whorls

2 plural -s : any snail of the genus Ranella

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History and Etymology for ranella

New Latin, from Latin rana frog + New Latin -ella

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