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.