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Definition of violet snail

violet snail
Violet Vi"o*let, a. [Cf. F. violet. See Violet, n.] Dark blue, inclining to red; bluish purple; having a color produced by red and blue combined. Violet shell (Zo["o]l.), any species of Ianthina; -- called also violet snail. See Ianthina. Violet wood, 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.
violet snail
Ianthina I*an"thi*na, n.; pl. L. Ianthin[ae], E. Ianthinas. [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.

Meaning of violet snail from wikipedia

- violet sea-snail or common violet snail, is a species of holoplanktonic sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Janthinidae, the violet snails...
- Violet is the color at the end of the visible spectrum of light between blue and the invisible ultraviolet. Violet color has a dominant wavelength of approximately...
- atlanticus specializes in feeding on the Portuguese man o' war, as does the violet snail Janthina janthina. The blanket octopus is immune to the venom of the...
- by-the-wind-sailor (Velella velella); the blue button (Porpita porpita); and the violet snail, Janthina janthina. Occasionally, individuals attack and eat other individuals...
- is a color intermediate between blue and red. It is similar to violet, but unlike violet, which is a spectral color with its own wavelength on the visible...
- J. exigua may refer to: Jaminia exigua, a sea snail Janthina exigua, a violet snail Jardinella exigua, a freshwater snail...
- species of holoplanktonic sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Janthinidae, the violet snails or purple storm snails. Janthina globosa, commonly...
- as snails and slugs, belong to a large taxonomic cl**** of invertebrates within the phylum Mollusca, called Gastropoda. This cl**** comprises snails and...
- J. laeta may refer to: Janthina laeta, a violet snail Josa laeta, an anyphaenid sac spider...
- Janthinidae, common name the purple snails or violet snails, are a family of pelagic sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the informal group Ptenoglossa...
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