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Plural: cañadillas

Language: Spanish

Description: Murex. A knobbly sea snail or whelk from the coast of Andalucia where they are eaten cold. This mollusc was the source of the rare and expensive imperial purple.

Murex photographed at the lovely Mercat de Santa Catarina in Barcelona

Pronounced: kah-nyah-DEE-yahs
Latin: Bolinus brandaris/Phyllonotus trunculus
Ethnicity: Spanish
Most frequent country: Spain
Most frequent region: Andalucia
Also known as: cañaílla(s)

See places: Spanish food and cuisine, Andalucia

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