wentletrap [wen-tl-trap] Word Origin noun

  1. any of several marine gastropods of the family Epitonii (Scalariidae), having a whitish, spiraled shell.

Origin of wentletrap 1750–60; Dutch wenteltrap, earlier wendeltrap spiral staircase, equivalent to wend(en) to turn + frequentative -el- (compare wentelen to revolve) + trap trap1) British Dictionary definitions for wentletrap wentletrap noun

  1. any marine gastropod mollusc of the family Epitoniidae, having a long pointed pale-coloured longitudinally ridged shell

Word Origin for wentletrap C18: from Dutch winteltrap spiral shell, from wintel, earlier windel, from wenden to wind + trap a step, stairs

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