strombus

noun strom·bus \ˈsträmbəs\

Definition of strombus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of marine gastropod mollusks (family Strombidae) having a heavy obconical shell with a short conical spire and usually a much expanded outer lip, a horny operculum, a narrow foot, long snout, and long eye peduncles — see king conch

  2. 2 plural -es :  any mollusk of the genus Strombus

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Origin and Etymology of strombus

New Latin, from Latin, a kind of spiral snail, from Greek strombos a snail — more at strophe


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