Definition of Snails. Meaning of Snails. Synonyms of Snails
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Definition of Snails
SnailSnail Snail (sn[=a]l), n. [OE. snaile, AS. sn[ae]gel, snegel,
sn[ae]gl; akin to G. schnecke, OHG. snecko, Dan. snegl, Icel.
(a) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial
air-breathing gastropods belonging to the genus Helix
and many allied genera of the family Helicid[ae].
They are abundant in nearly all parts of the world
except the arctic regions, and feed almost entirely on
vegetation; a land snail.
(b) Any gastropod having a general resemblance to the true
snails, including fresh-water and marine species. See
Pond snail, under Pond, and Sea 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
4. A tortoise; in ancient warfare, a movable roof or shed to
protect besiegers; a testudo. [Obs.]
They had also all manner of gynes [engines] . . .
that needful is [in] taking or sieging of castle or
of city, as snails, that was naught else but hollow
pavises and targets, under the which men, when they
fought, were heled [protected], . . . as the snail
is in his house; therefore they cleped them snails.
5. (Bot.) The pod of the sanil clover.
Ear snail, Edible snail, Pond snail, etc. See under
Ear, Edible, etc.
Snail borer (Zo["o]l.), 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 (Zo["o]l.), the shell of snail.
Snail trefoil. (Bot.) See Snail clover, above.
Meaning of Snails from wikipedia
- word "snail
" is used in this most general
sense, it includes
not just land snails
but also numerous species
of sea snails
and freshwater snails
- A land snail
is any of the numerous species
that live on land, as opposed
to the sea snails
and freshwater snails
. Land snail
is the common
- The Snail
(L'escargot) is a collage
Matisse. The work was created
1952 to early
1953. It is pigmented
on paper, cut...
- Cone snails
, cone s****, or cones
are common names
for a large group
to large-sized extremely venomous predatory
- as snails
and slugs, belong
to a large taxonomic
cl**** of invertebrates within
Gastropoda. This cl**** comprises snails
- Snailbelow, Snailliam, Sammy Snail
or Snammy), Snailburne, Snailbraham, Snailrell
and Snailpril. As snails
, they live in a Shoebox,...
- Diamond) "Montreal Artist Snails
B**** Music, One Vomitstep
at a Time". Billboard. 12 December
2016. "Meet Snails
: He's proud
to be weird!"....
- s****. Ramshorn snails
have been bred for the aquarium trade
and various color forms
have been selected. Most of the aquarium ramshorn snails
" kept in aquaria. 105-170 species. Viviparidae, medium
to large snails
, live-bearing, commonly referred
to as "mystery snails
- Snail racing
is a form of humorous entertainment
of two or more air-breathing land snails
, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod
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