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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


Synonymsescargot


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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