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Definition: purple shell
, n.; pl. L. Ianthin[ae]
. [NL., fr. L. ianthinus violet-blue, Gr. ?; ?
violet + ? flower.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any gastropod of the genus Ianthina
, of which various
species are found living in mid ocean; -- called also purple shell
, and violet snail
. [Written also janthina
Note: It floats at the surface by means of a raft, which it
constructs by forming and uniting together air bubbles
of hardened mucus. The Tyrian purple of the ancients
was obtained in part from mollusks of this genus.