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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
1000
before 1000; Middle English seesnail, Old English sǣsnǣgl. See sea, snail
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