Water snail
Water snail Wa"ter snail` 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any aquatic pulmonate gastropod belonging to {Planorbis}, {Limn[ae]a}, and allied genera; a pond snail. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mech.) The Archimedean screw. [R.] [1913 Webster]


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