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Meaning of land snail

land' snail"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any gastropod of the widely distributed order Stylommatophora, containing usually small, brown or mottled hermaphroditic snails: some more colorful species, introduced into North America, are agricultural pests.
  2. any terrestrial snail.
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