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seasnail

[see-sneyl] /ˈsiˌsneɪl/
noun, plural (especially collectively) seasnail (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) seasnails.
1.
any of several snailfishes of the genus Liparis, of the North Atlantic.
2.
any of several marine gastropods having a spirally coiled shell, as a whelk.
Origin of seasnail
1000
before 1000; Middle English seesnail, Old English sǣsnǣgl. See sea, snail
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  • It is sometimes called the sea snail, and is found on the marine grass in harbours, as well as in the open sea.

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sea snail

noun
1.
any small spiny-finned fish of the family Liparidae, esp Liparis liparis, of cold seas, having a soft scaleless tadpole-shaped body with the pelvic fins fused into a sucker Also called snailfish
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