Definition of Brown snail

1. Noun. Serious garden pest having a brown shell with paler zigzag markings; nearly cosmopolitan in distribution.

Exact synonyms: Helix Aspersa
Group relationships: Genus Helix, Helix
Generic synonyms: Garden Snail

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brown Snail

brown owl
brown pellicle
brown pine
brown power
brown rat
brown rats
brown recluse
brown recluse spider
brown recluse spiders
brown recluses
brown rice
brown root rot fungus
brown rot
brown rot gummosis
brown sauce
brown snail (current term)
brown soft scale
brown spot
brown spots
brown striae
brown study
brown sugar
brown thrasher
brown thrush
brown thumb
brown thumbs
brown tinamou
brown tinamous
brown trout
brown tumour

Literary usage of Brown snail

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"H. nemoralis, the Garden, Girdled, or brown snail. The shell is depressed globose ... Shell depressed, globular, pallid, transparent, S. fusca, brown snail. ..."

2. Rambles in Search of Shells, Land and Freshwater by James Edmund Harting (1875)
"'We have hardly any, except the common brown snail, now left. I looked among the debris round the rats' hole, to see if they had chosen any particular kind ..."

3. The History of Mankind by Friedrich Ratzel (1896)
"In Tonga chains were made of long thin leg-bones, alternating with small brown snail-shells, and from them hung a large mother-of-pearl shell. ..."

4. Half Hours with the Lower Animals: Protozoans, Sponges, Corals, Shells by Charles Frederick Holder (1905)
"The collector had cut the top from an empty brown snail and placed a living snail with a yellow shell upon it, tying the two together. ..."

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