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 for Paludina
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Paludina \Pal`u*di"na\, n.; pl. L. Paludin[ae], E.
     Paludinas. [NL., fr. L. palus, -udis, a marsh, pool.]
     Any one of numerous species of freshwater pectinibranchiate
     mollusks, belonging to Paludina, Melantho, and allied
     genera. They have an operculated shell which is usually
     green, often with brown bands. See Illust. of Pond snail,
     under Pond.
     [1913 Webster]

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