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SNAIL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does snail mean? 

SNAIL (noun)
  The noun SNAIL has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: SNAIL used as a noun is rare.


SNAIL (verb)
  The verb SNAIL has 1 sense:

1. gather snails

  Familiarity information: SNAIL used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SNAIL (noun)


Sense 1snail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("snail" is a kind of...):

gastropod; univalve (a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "snail"):

scorpion shell (any of numerous tropical marine snails that as adults have the outer lip of the aperture produced into a series of long curved spines)

edible snail; Helix pomatia (one of the chief edible snails)

garden snail (any of several inedible snails of the genus Helix; often destructive pests)


Sense 2snail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

escargot; snail

Hypernyms ("snail" is a kind of...):

meat (the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food)

Holonyms ("snail" is a substance of...):

edible snail; Helix pomatia (one of the chief edible snails)


SNAIL (verb)


Sense 1snail [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gather snails

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

We went snailing in the summer

Hypernyms (to "snail" is one way to...):

collect; garner; gather; pull together (assemble or get together)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "snail"):

whelk (gather whelk)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

In the summer they like to go out and snail


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