any of a family (Epitoniidae) of marine gastropod mollusks usually enclosed in a white, spiral shell
Origin of wentletrapDutch wenteltrap, literally , a winding staircase from wentel, a winding, akin to wenden (see wend) + trap, stair: see trap
Any of various marine snails of the family Epitoniidae, having a tapering, usually white spiral shell, often with prominent varices.
Origin of wentletrapDutch wenteltrap spiral staircase, wentletrap from Middle Dutch wendeltrappe wendel winding ( from wenden to wind ) trappe stairs
Dutch wenteltrap a winding staircase; compare German Wendeltreppe.