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.