wentletrap

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

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wentletrap (plural wentletraps)

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

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