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English noun: snail

1. snail (animal) freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell

Broader (hypernym)gastropod, univalve

Narrower (hyponym)edible snail, garden snail, Helix pomatia, scorpion shell

2. snail (food) edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic


Broader (hypernym)meat

Substance meronymedible snail, Helix pomatia

English verb: snail

1. snail (contact) gather snails

SamplesWe went snailing in the summer.

ExamplesIn the summer they like to go out and snail

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)collect, garner, gather, pull together

Narrower (hyponym)whelk

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