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sea snail

  

      n   any small spiny-finned fish of the family Liparidae, esp. Liparis liparis, of cold seas, having a soft scaleless tadpole-shaped body with the pelvic fins fused into a sucker,   (Also called)    snailfish  
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snail  
      n  
1    any of numerous terrestrial or freshwater gastropod molluscs with a spirally coiled shell, esp. any of the family Helicidae, such as Helix aspersa (garden snail)  
2    any other gastropod with a spirally coiled shell, such as a whelk  
3    a slow-moving or lazy person or animal  
     (Old English snægl; related to Old Norse snigill, Old High German snecko)  
  snail-like      adj  


garden snail  
      n   any of several land snails common in gardens, where they may become pests, esp. Helix aspersa, and sometimes including Cepaea nemoralis, common in woods and hedgerows  
pond snail  
      n   a general term for the freshwater snails: often specifically for the great pond snail (Limnaea stagnalis) and others of that genus. L. truncatula is a host of the liver fluke  
ramshorn snail  
      n   any of various freshwater snails of the genus Planorbis that are widely used in aquariums  
Roman snail  
      n   a large edible European snail, Helix pomatia, the usual escargot of menus, erroneously thought to have been introduced to northern Europe by the Romans  
sea snail  
      n   any small spiny-finned fish of the family Liparidae, esp. Liparis liparis, of cold seas, having a soft scaleless tadpole-shaped body with the pelvic fins fused into a sucker,   (Also called)    snailfish  
snail cam  
      n     (Mechanical engineering)   a cam with spiral cross section used for progressive lifting of a lever as the cam revolves  
snail mail   Informal  
      n  
1    the conventional postal system, as opposed to electronic mail  
      vb  
  snail-mail  
2    tr   to send by the conventional postal system, rather than by electronic mail  
     (C20: so named because of the relative slowness of the conventional postal system)  
snail's pace  
      n   a very slow or sluggish speed or rate  

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Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais Définition
n.
A seagrass species that is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea. Also called Neptune grass.
[Bot.] Latin: Posidonia oceanica. Another species (Posidonia australis) is endemic to Australia.
adj.
adj 1 able to live both on land and in the water, as frogs, toads, etc. 2 designed for operation on or from both water and land 3 relating to military forces and equipment organized for operations launched from the sea against an enemy shore 4 having a dual or mixed nature
n.
renewable energy obtainable on coasts based on the sea or ocean low and high tides
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