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1A marine mollusc, especially one with a spiral shell.
- ‘Vietnam is home to a sea snail that in the process of constructing its house forms extremely rare orange melo pearls.’
- ‘They comb the sea floor for sea snails, oysters and mussels.’
- ‘In Thule, the third most important prey by weight was the bottom-living sea snail, Liparis spp.’
- ‘For a while she assisted in his research on the nervous system of a sea snail.’
- ‘The two national dishes are conch, an easily collected sea snail, rice, and peas.’
2another term for snailfish
- ‘Waren said that when he first examined the sea snail, the animal's magnetized scales kept sticking to his forceps.’
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