HyperDic: snail

English > 3 senses of the word snail:
NOUNanimalsnailfreshwater or marine or terrestrial / terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell
foodsnail, escargotedible terrestrial / terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic
VERBcontactsnailgather snails
snail > pronunciation
Soundssney'l
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English > snail: 3 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningFreshwater or marine or terrestrial / terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell.
Narroweredible snail, Helix pomatiaOne of the chief edible snails
garden snailAny of several inedible snails of the genus Helix
scorpion shellAny of numerous tropical marine snails that as adults have the outer lip of the aperture produced into a series of long curved spines
Broadergastropod, univalveA class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
Spanishcaracol
Catalancaragol, cargol
Verbssnailgather snails
English > snail: 3 senses > noun 2, food
Meaningedible terrestrial / terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic.
Synonymescargot
BroadermeatThe flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
Substance ofedible snail, Helix pomatiaOne of the chief edible snails
Spanishcaracol, escargot
Catalancargol, escargot
Verbssnailgather snails
English > snail: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningGather snails.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelIn the summer they like to go out and snail
Example"We went snailing in the summer"
NarrowerwhelkGather whelk
Broadergather, garner, collect, pull togetherAssemble or get together
Spanishbuscar caracoles
Nounssnailfreshwater or marine or terrestrial / terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell
snailedible terrestrial / terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic

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