from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any species of marine gastropods, of the genera Nassa, Tritia, and other allied genera of the family Nassidæ; a dog whelk. See Illust. under gastropoda.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The leading genus of Nassidæ.


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  • A marlinspike, a crowned nassa, a broken murex, a lined bullia, small voyagers navigating the current-packed ridges of sand.

    The Shell Collector : Stories


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