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Definition of snail noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

snail

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//sneɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sneɪl//
 
Gardening, Invertebrates
 
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  • a small soft creature with a hard round shell on its back, that moves very slowly and often eats garden plants. Some types of snail can be eaten. the war with the slugs and snails in my garden See related entries: Gardening, Invertebrates
  • Word Origin Old English snæg(e)l, of Germanic origin; related to German Schnecke.Idioms very slowly Traffic had slowed to a snail’s pace. See related entries: Gardening
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: snail

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