1. [ noun ] (zoology) freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell
Related terms: gastropod garden_snail edible_snail scorpion_shell
2. [ verb ] gather snails

: "We went snailing in the summer"

Related terms: gather whelk escargot
3. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic
Synonyms: escargot
Related terms: meat edible_snail
Similar spelling:   Snell