Definition of Sea snail

1. Noun. Small tadpole-shaped cold-water fishes with pelvic fins forming a sucker; related to lumpfish.

Exact synonyms: Liparis Liparis, Seasnail, Snailfish
Generic synonyms: Scorpaenoid, Scorpaenoid Fish
Group relationships: Genus Liparis, Liparis



Medical Definition of Sea snail

1. A small fish of the genus Liparis, having a ventral sucker. It lives among stones and seaweeds. Any small creeping marine gastropod, as the species of Littorina, Natica, etc. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Snail

sea scooter
sea scooters
sea scorpion
sea scorpions
sea scout
sea scurf
sea scurfs
sea scurvy
sea serpent
sea serpents
sea shanties
sea shanty
sea silk
sea slater
sea slug
sea snail (current term)
sea snake
sea snipe
sea spider
sea spiders
sea spray
sea spurry
sea squab
sea squill
sea squirt
sea star
sea stars
sea starwort
sea steps
sea surgeon

Literary usage of Sea snail

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1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1878)
"sea snail: see LUMP FISH, X. 714, 1 ab. SEA SNIPE : see BELLOWS FISH, and PIPE FISH, XIII. 537, 1 a. Seasoning, of wood, XVI. 704, 1 a. SEASONS, XIV. ..."

2. The Doctrine of Descent and Darwinism by Schmidt (Eduard Oskar) (1875)
"These ciliated lobes or vela, merging into one another, are shown on the left in the larva of a sea-snail ..."

3. An Elementary Course in Practical Zo├Âlogy by Buel Preston Colton (1898)
"Sea-snail. Dry. New England coast 2 73. Purpura. Sea-snail. Dry. New England coast 10 74. ... Sea-snail. Ale. New England coast 3 75. Nerita. Sea-snail. ..."

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