Definition of Edible snail
1. Noun. One of the chief edible snails.
Generic synonyms: Snail
Group relationships: Genus Helix, Helix
Terms within: Escargot, Snail
Lexicographical Neighbors of Edible Snail
Literary usage of Edible snail
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Junior Course of Practical Zoology by Arthur Milnes Marshall (1899)
"THE edible snail. Helix pomatia. • THE snail is a terrestrial animal, ... The edible snail occurs in many parts of England, and can be readily obtained from ..."
2. Forms of Animal Life: A Manual of Comparative Anatomy : with Descriptions of by George Rolleston, William Hatchett Jackson (1888)
"SHELL OF edible snail (Helix pomatia). WHEN the shell has its apex directed upwards, and its aperture downwards and towards the reader, its spire, ..."
3. The Visitor, Or, Monthly Instructor by Religious Tract Society (Great Britain) (1850)
"In the woods, at some parts of our island, we may find numbers of an allied species, the edible snail (helix pomatia), crowding together during the winter ..."