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Snail

Meanings and phrases

snail

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell
  2. edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic; escargot

snail

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. gather snails

brown snail

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. serious garden pest having a brown shell with paler zigzag markings; nearly cosmopolitan in distribution; Helix aspersa

cinnamon snail

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. rolled dough spread with cinnamon and sugar (and raisins) then sliced before baking; cinnamon roll; cinnamon bun

edible snail

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. one of the chief edible snails; Helix pomatia

garden snail

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of several inedible snails of the genus Helix; often destructive pests

sea snail

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. small tadpole-shaped cold-water fishes with pelvic fins forming a sucker; related to lumpfish; snailfish; seasnail; Liparis liparis
E.g.
  • The sea snail perlemoen abalone is targeted by illegal fishing and remain overfished.
  • Conus guinaicus Conus guinaicus is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk.
  • Tegula atra Tegula atra is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Tegulidae.

snail bean

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. perennial tropical American vine cultivated for its racemes of showy yellow and purple flowers having the corolla keel coiled like a snail shell; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus; snailflower; snail-flower; snail flower; corkscrew flower; Vigna caracalla; Phaseolus caracalla

snail butter

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. for preparing snails: butter seasoned with shallots and garlic and parsley

snail darter

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a small snail-eating perch of the Tennessee River; Percina tanasi

snail flower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. perennial tropical American vine cultivated for its racemes of showy yellow and purple flowers having the corolla keel coiled like a snail shell; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus; snailflower; snail-flower; snail bean; corkscrew flower; Vigna caracalla; Phaseolus caracalla

snail mail

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any mail that is physically delivered by the postal service

land snail

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This species is the largest land snail in the Philippines.
  • The smallest land snail is "Acmella nana".
  • Vatusila Vatusila is a genus of land snail found in Oceania.

small sea snail

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Granata maculata Granata maculata is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Chilodontidae.
  • Calliostoma mariae Calliostoma mariae is a species of small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Calliostomatidae.
  • Alipta crenistria Alipta crenistria is a species of very small sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Cerithiopsidae.

freshwater snail

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Its life cycle is transmission between humans and freshwater snail, species of "Bulinus".
  • Athearnia anthonyi Athearnia anthonyi is a rare species of freshwater snail in the family Pleuroceridae.
  • Galba viatrix Galba viatrix is a species of air-breathing freshwater snail, an aquatic pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Lymnaeidae, the pond snails.

minute sea snail

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Zalipais turneri Zalipais turneri is a species of minute sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Skeneidae.
  • Specula retifera Specula retifera is a species of minute sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Cerithiopsidae.
  • Mendax marginata Mendax marginata is a species of minute sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Cerithiopsidae.

predatory sea snail

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Conus guinaicus Conus guinaicus is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk.
  • Gyrineum perca Gyrineum perca is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cymatiidae.
  • Pseudomelatoma torosa Pseudomelatoma torosa is a species of predatory sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae.
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