wentletrap

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Dutch wenteltrap (a winding staircase); compare German Wendeltreppe.

Noun[edit]

wentletrap (plural wentletraps)

  1. Any of numerous species of elegant, usually white, marine shells of the genus Scalaria, especially Scalaria pretiosa, which was formerly highly valued.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.