Definition: Meaning of, snail in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / sneɪl /

  • noun
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snail snails
  1. a small soft creature that moves very slowly and has a hard shell on its back
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  2. at a snail's pace extremely slowly
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snail used in phrases

  • brown snail (noun)
    1. serious garden pest having a brown shell with paler zigzag markings; nearly cosmopolitan in distribution
  • cinnamon snail (noun)
    1. and raisins rolled dough spread with cinnamon and sugar then sliced before baking
  • edible snail (noun)
    1. one of the chief edible snails
  • garden snail (noun)
    1. any of several inedible snails of the genus Helix; often destructive pests
  • snail bean (noun)
    1. perennial tropical American vine cultivated for its racemes of showy yellow and purple flowers having the corolla keel coiled like a snail shell; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus
  • snail butter (noun)
    1. for preparing snails: butter seasoned with shallots and garlic and parsley
  • snail darter (noun)
    1. a small snail-eating perch of the Tennessee River
  • snail mail (noun)
    1. the system of sending letters by post, as opposed to using email - used humorously
  • snail's pace (noun)
    1. informal a very slow pace
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