Sea slug
Slug Slug, n. [OE. slugge slothful, sluggen to be slothful; cf. LG. slukk low-spirited, sad, E. slack, slouch, D. slak, slek, a snail.] 1. A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A hindrance; an obstruction. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial pulmonate mollusks belonging to Limax and several related genera, in which the shell is either small and concealed in the mantle, or altogether wanting. They are closely allied to the land snails. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) Any smooth, soft larva of a sawfly or moth which creeps like a mollusk; as, the pear slug; rose slug. [1913 Webster]

5. A ship that sails slowly. [Obs.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

His rendezvous for his fleet, and for all slugs to come to, should be between Calais and Dover. --Pepys. [1913 Webster]

6. [Perhaps a different word.] An irregularly shaped piece of metal, used as a missile for a gun. [1913 Webster]

7. (Print.) A thick strip of metal less than type high, and as long as the width of a column or a page, -- used in spacing out pages and to separate display lines, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Sea slug}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any nudibranch mollusk. (b) A holothurian.

{Slug caterpillar}. Same as {Slugworm}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Sea slug — can mean:* Nudibranch, a member of the order Nudibranchia of opisthobranch gastropods * Opisthobranchia, a common name that is also applied to a very large group of heterobranch gastropod mollusks, which includes the nudibranchs, sea hares,… …   Wikipedia

  • Sea slug — (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A holothurian. (b) A nudibranch mollusk. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea slug — sea′ slug n. ivt a nudibranch • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea slug — n. NUDIBRANCH …   English World dictionary

  • sea slug — noun any of various marine gastropods of the suborder Nudibranchia having a shell less and often beautifully colored body • Syn: ↑nudibranch • Hypernyms: ↑gastropod, ↑univalve • Hyponyms: ↑Hermissenda crassicornis …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea slug — Trepang Tre*pang , n. [Malay tr[=i]pang.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of large holothurians, some of which are dried and extensively used as food in China; called also {b[^e]che de mer}, {sea cucumber}, and {sea slug}. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea slug — /ˈsi slʌg/ (say see slug) noun any of various nudibranch, slug like, marine, opisthobranch molluscs …   Australian English dictionary

  • sea slug — noun Date: 1779 1. sea cucumber 2. a naked marine gastropod; specifically nudibranch …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sea-slug — n. Trepang, sea cucumber, bêhe demer …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sea slug —   See sea cucumber …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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