[ wen-tl-trap ]
/ ˈwɛn tlˌtræp /
any of several marine gastropods of the family Epitonii (Scalariidae), having a whitish, spiraled shell.
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Origin of wentletrap
1750–60; < Dutch wenteltrap, earlier wendeltrap spiral staircase, equivalent to wend(en) to turn + frequentative -el- (compare wentelen to revolve) + trap trap1)
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British Dictionary definitions for wentletrap
/ (ˈwɛntəlˌtræp) /
any marine gastropod mollusc of the family Epitoniidae, having a long pointed pale-coloured longitudinally ridged shell
Word Origin for wentletrap
C18: from Dutch winteltrap spiral shell, from wintel, earlier windel, from wenden to wind + trap a step, stairs
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