Any of various marine snails of the family Epitoniidae, having a tapering, usually white spiral shell, often with prominent varices.
Any of a family (Epitoniidae) of marine gastropod mollusks usually enclosed in a white, spiral shell.
Origin of wentletrap
- Dutch wenteltrap spiral staircase, wentletrap from Middle Dutch wendeltrappe wendel winding (from wenden to wind) trappe stairs
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Dutch wenteltrap a winding staircase; compare German Wendeltreppe.