Definition of Seasnail
1. Noun. Small tadpole-shaped cold-water fishes with pelvic fins forming a sucker; related to lumpfish.
Generic synonyms: Scorpaenoid, Scorpaenoid Fish
Group relationships: Genus Liparis, Liparis
2. Noun. Any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids.
Specialized synonyms: Neritid, Neritid Gastropod, Whelk, Triton, Moon Shell, Moonshell, Periwinkle, Winkle, Limpet
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Literary usage of Seasnail
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Greek Votive Offerings: An Essay in the History of Greek Religion by William Henry Denham Rouse (1902)
"In the Anthology we find the fisherman offering a crab to Pan as firstling of his catch"; or a seasnail to the nymphs of the ..."
2. An Ainu-English-Japanese Dictionary (including A Grammar of the Ainu Language.) by John Batchelor (1905)
"seasnail. Akam-saye, 7*.MM^, iS**»9 ?•*>?. vi To be coiled up in rings as snakes are sometimes found doing. ..."
3. The American Homœopathic Pharmacopœia by Boericke & Tafel (1882)
"This seasnail is found in large quantities on the coasts of the Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas. The coloring juice is lodged in a bag between the heart and ..."
4. The Neolithic and Bronze Ages by Sara Anderson Immerwahr (1971)
"A flat round shell of a snail, most probably a seasnail. The slightly ribbed shell measures 3.0 mm.. in diameter. I Measurements in parentheses are ..."
5. The Standard Cipher Code of the American Railway Association, for the Use of by American Railway Association (1906)
".seasnail...... Full settlement by compromise of 40. .Seasonable Full settlement including Court costs fully 41. ..."