Synonyme von Snails, slugs and other gastropods
abalone or ear shellthe shell of the abalone, shaped somewhat like the human ear conchcowrie or cowrythe shell of any of these molluscs, esp the shell of Cypraea moneta (money cowry), used as money in parts of Africa and S Asia limpetmurexnudibranch or sea slugormer or sea-earany other abalone periwinkle or winkleramshorn snailany of various freshwater snails of the genus Planorbis that are widely used in aquariums Roman snaila large edible European snail, Helix pomatia, the usual escargot of menus, erroneously thought to have been introduced to northern Europe by the Romans sea hareslugany of various terrestrial gastropod molluscs of the genera Limax, Arion, etc, in which the body is elongated and the shell is absent or very much reduced snailany of numerous terrestrial or freshwater gastropod molluscs with a spirally coiled shell, esp any of the family Helicidae, such as Helix aspersa (garden snail) top-shelltritonwentletrapwhelkany carnivorous marine gastropod mollusc of the family Buccinidae, of coastal waters and intertidal regions, having a strong snail-like shell ▷ See snail
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