seasnail

seasnail

[see-sneyl]
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:
before 1000; Middle English seesnail, Old English sǣsnǣgl. See sea, snail

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To seasnail
WordNet
seasnail

noun
1. small tadpole-shaped cold-water fishes with pelvic fins forming a sucker; related to lumpfish [syn: snailfish
2. any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids 
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature