Nas"sa (?), n.; pl. E. Nassas (#), L. NassAe (#). [From L. nassa a kind of basket, in allusion to the reticulation of some species.] Zool.
Any species of marine gastropods, of the genera Nassa, Tritia, and other allied genera of the family Nassidae; a dog whelk. See Illust. under Gastropoda.
-- nas"soid (#), a.
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