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Snail

Pronunciation: snāl
n.1.(Zool.) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial air-breathing gastropods belonging to the genus Helix and many allied genera of the family Helicidæ. They are abundant in nearly all parts of the world except the arctic regions, and feed almost entirely on vegetation; a land snail.
2.Hence, a drone; a slow-moving person or thing.
3.(Mech.) A spiral cam, or a flat piece of metal of spirally curved outline, used for giving motion to, or changing the position of, another part, as the hammer tail of a striking clock.
4.A tortoise; in ancient warfare, a movable roof or shed to protect besiegers; a testudo.
5.(Bot.) The pod of the sanil clover.
Ear snail
etc. See under Ear, Edible, etc.
Snail borer
(Zool.) a boring univalve mollusk; a drill.
Snail clover
(Bot.) a cloverlike plant (Medicago scuttellata, also, M. Helix); - so named from its pods, which resemble the shells of snails; - called also snail trefoil, snail medic, and beehive.
Snail flower
(Bot.) a leguminous plant (Phaseolus Caracalla) having the keel of the carolla spirally coiled like a snail shell.
Snail shell
(Zool.) the shell of snail.
Snail trefoil
(Bot.) See Snail clover, above.
Noun1.snail - freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell
2.snail - edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic
Synonyms: escargot
Verb1.snail - gather snails; "We went snailing in the summer"
Chilopoda, Chordata, Dungeness crab, Echiuroidea, Ectoprocta, Entoprocta, Japanese crab, Monoplacophora, Nemertinea, Phoronidea, blue point, clam, coquillage, crab, crawdad, crawfish, crayfish, dawdle, dawdler, drone, foot-dragger, goldbrick, goof-off, laggard, langouste, lie-abed, limpet, lingerer, littleneck clam, lobster, loiterer, mussel, oyster, periwinkle, plodder, prawn, procrastinator, quahog, scallop, shellfish, shrimp, sleepyhead, slow goer, slow-foot, slowbelly, slowpoke, slug, sluggard, soft-shell crab, steamer, stick-in-the-mud, tortoise, whelk
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