Edible snail
Edible Ed"i*ble, a. [L. edibilis, fr. edere to eat. See {Eat}.] Fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent; as, edible fishes. --Bacon. -- n. Anything edible. [1913 Webster]

{Edible bird's nest}. See {Bird's nest}, 2.

{Edible crab} (Zo["o]l.), any species of crab used as food, esp. the American blue crab ({Callinectes hastatus}). See {Crab}.

{Edible frog} (Zo["o]l.), the common European frog ({Rana esculenta}), used as food.

{Edible snail} (Zo["o]l.), any snail used as food, esp. {Helix pomatia} and {H. aspersa} of Europe. [1913 Webster]


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  • Edible 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

  • edible snail — noun one of the chief edible snails • Syn: ↑Helix pomatia • Hypernyms: ↑snail • Member Holonyms: ↑Helix, ↑genus Helix • Substance Meronyms: ↑escargot …   Useful english dictionary

  • edible snail — noun a large snail which is widely collected or cultured for food, occurring chiefly in southern Europe. [Helix pomatia.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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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