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Definition: violet snail
, 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.
, a. [Cf. F. violet. See Violet
Dark blue, inclining to red; bluish purple; having a color
produced by red and blue combined.
(Zo["o]l.), any species of Ianthina; -- called
also violet snail
. See Ianthina
, a name given to several kinds of hard purplish
or reddish woods, as king wood, myall wood, and the wood
of the Andira violacea
, a tree of Guiana.