Definitions for ianthina

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  1. ianthina(Noun)

    Any of the family Janthinidae of violet snails.

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  1. Ianthina(noun)

    any gastropod of the genus Ianthina, of which various species are found living in mid ocean; -- called also purple shell, and violet snail

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. L. ianthinus violet-blue, Gr. ; violet + flower.]

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