Pond snail
Pond Pond, n. [Probably originally, an inclosed body of water, and the same word as pound. See {Pound} an inclosure.] A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and usually of less extent than a lake. ``Through pond or pool.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Pond hen} (Zo["o]l.), the American coot. See {Coot} (a) .

{Pond lily} (Bot.), the water lily. See under {Water}, and Illust. under {Nymph[ae]a}.

{Pond snail} (Zo["o]l.), any gastropod living in fresh-water ponds or lakes. The most common kinds are air-breathing snails (Pulmonifera) belonging to Limn[ae]a, Physa, Planorbis, and allied genera. The operculated species are pectinibranchs, belonging to {Melantho}, {Valvata}, and various other genera.

{Pond spice} (Bot.), an American shrub ({Tetranthera geniculata}) of the Laurel family, with small oval leaves, and axillary clusters of little yellow flowers. The whole plant is spicy. It grows in ponds and swamps from Virginia to Florida.

{Pond tortoise}, {Pond turtle} (Zo["o]l.), any freshwater tortoise of the family {Emydid[ae]}. Numerous species are found in North America. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pond snail — Snail Snail (sn[=a]l), n. [OE. snaile, AS. sn[ae]gel, snegel, sn[ae]gl; akin to G. schnecke, OHG. snecko, Dan. snegl, Icel. snigill.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial air breathing gastropods belonging to the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pond snail — noun : a pond dwelling snail especially of the genus Physa often used as an aquarium scavenger * * * pond snail noun A pond dwelling snail, esp Limnaea • • • Main Entry: ↑pond * * * pond snail, a common freshwater snail with a thin shell,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pond snail — Lim naea Lim *n[ae] a (l[i^]m*n[=e] [.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. limnai^os pertaining to a marsh, fr. li mh a marsh.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of fresh water air breathing mollusks, abundant in ponds and streams; called also {pond snail}. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snail — (sn[=a]l), n. [OE. snaile, AS. sn[ae]gel, snegel, sn[ae]gl; akin to G. schnecke, OHG. snecko, Dan. snegl, Icel. snigill.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial air breathing gastropods belonging to the genus Helix and many… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snail borer — Snail Snail (sn[=a]l), n. [OE. snaile, AS. sn[ae]gel, snegel, sn[ae]gl; akin to G. schnecke, OHG. snecko, Dan. snegl, Icel. snigill.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial air breathing gastropods belonging to the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snail clover — Snail Snail (sn[=a]l), n. [OE. snaile, AS. sn[ae]gel, snegel, sn[ae]gl; akin to G. schnecke, OHG. snecko, Dan. snegl, Icel. snigill.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial air breathing gastropods belonging to the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snail flower — Snail Snail (sn[=a]l), n. [OE. snaile, AS. sn[ae]gel, snegel, sn[ae]gl; akin to G. schnecke, OHG. snecko, Dan. snegl, Icel. snigill.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial air breathing gastropods belonging to the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snail medic — Snail Snail (sn[=a]l), n. [OE. snaile, AS. sn[ae]gel, snegel, sn[ae]gl; akin to G. schnecke, OHG. snecko, Dan. snegl, Icel. snigill.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial air breathing gastropods belonging to the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snail shell — Snail Snail (sn[=a]l), n. [OE. snaile, AS. sn[ae]gel, snegel, sn[ae]gl; akin to G. schnecke, OHG. snecko, Dan. snegl, Icel. snigill.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial air breathing gastropods belonging to the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snail trefoil — Snail Snail (sn[=a]l), n. [OE. snaile, AS. sn[ae]gel, snegel, sn[ae]gl; akin to G. schnecke, OHG. snecko, Dan. snegl, Icel. snigill.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial air breathing gastropods belonging to the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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