NassAE
Nassa Nas"sa, n.; pl. E. {Nassas}, L. {Nass[AE]}. [From L. nassa a kind of basket, in allusion to the reticulation of some species.] (Zo["o]l.) Any species of marine gastropods, of the genera {Nassa}, {Tritia}, and other allied genera of the family {Nassid[ae]}; a dog whelk. See Illust. under {Gastropoda}. [1913 Webster] -- {nas"soid}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • SCARUS — principem inter pisces saxatiles, iudice Galenô, locum tenet. pro quo Diphilus est apud Athenaeum l. 8. Χκάρος ἁπαλόσαρκος, ψαθυρὸς, γλυκὺς, κοῦφος, ἐυπεπτος, ἐυανοίδοτος, ἐυκοίλιος. Scarus tenerâ est carne, friatilis, dulcis, levis, concoctu… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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