ramshorn
noun Date: 1901 any of various snails (as genera Planorbis, Helisoma, and Planorbarius) often used as aquarium scavengers

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  • Ramshorn — Ramshorn, 1) Ludwig, geb. 1768 in Reust bei Ronneburg, studirte in Jena Theologie; wurde 1802 Professor am Gymnasium in Altenburg u. st. daselbst 1837; er schr. u.a.: Lateinische Grammatik, Lpz. 1824, 2. Aufl. in 2 Bdn. 1830; Lateinische… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ramshorn — Hans Ramshorn (* 17. März 1892 in Mittelwalde; † zwischen dem 30. Juni und dem 2. Juli 1934 in der SS Kaserne Berlin Lichterfelde oder in Breslau) war ein deutscher Offizier und Politiker (NSDAP). Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben und Wirken 1.1… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • RAMSHORN — GERMANY (see also List of Individuals) 21.9.1889 Görlitz/D 21.12.1980 Kronberg/D Alexander Ramshorn graduated as a civil engineer from the Technical University of Berlin in 1913. He then entered the Prussian Public Service where he was with the… …   Hydraulicians in Europe 1800-2000

  • ramshorn — Ram Ram (r[a^]m), n. [AS. ramm, ram; akin to OHG. & D. ram, Prov. G. ramm, and perh. to Icel. ramr strong.] 1. The male of the sheep and allied animals. In some parts of England a ram is called a {tup}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) (a) Aries, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ramshorn — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun also ramshorn snail : a snail of the genus Planorbis often used as a scavenger in aquariums …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ramshorn — hairdressing …   Medieval glossary

  • Ramshorn snail — The term ramshorn snail is used in the aquarium trade to describe any kind of snail whose shell is planispiral, meaning that it is a flat coil. Such shells resemble a coil of rope, or (as the name suggests) a ram s horn.Physical descriptionMost… …   Wikipedia

  • ramshorn snail — noun see ramshorn …   Useful english dictionary

  • ramshorn snail — [ ramzhɔ:n] noun a freshwater snail with a flat spiral shell. [Family Planorbidae: many species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • ramshorn crab — noun : a small Australian spider crab (Noxia aries) with divergent rostral spines and very slender legs …   Useful english dictionary

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