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violet snail

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(also violet sea snail)

Definition of violet snail in English:

noun

A small marine snail which drifts on the surface of the sea attached to a raft of bubbles. The shell is typically purple-violet and the animal emits a violet fluid when attacked.
  • Family Janthinidae, class Gastropoda

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