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  • n. Any of numerous species of large, handsome marine gastropods belonging to Voluta and allied genera.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of numerous species of large, handsome marine gastropods belonging to Voluta and allied genera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of Volutidæ, used with various restrictions, now containing oviparous volutes with a shortspire, large aperture, and long first columellar fold, as V. imperialis. See volute, , and Volutidæ (with cuts).
  • n. In architecture, same as volute. Evelyn, Architects and Architecture.

Etymologies

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Latin, a spiral scroll. See volute.

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