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Definition: Pond snail
(sn[=a]l), n. [OE. snaile, AS. sn[ae]gel, snegel,
sn[ae]gl; akin to G. schnecke, OHG. snecko, Dan. snegl, Icel.
(a) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial
air-breathing gastropods belonging to the genus Helix
and many allied genera of the family Helicid[ae]
They are abundant in nearly all parts of the world
except the arctic regions, and feed almost entirely on
vegetation; a land snail.
(b) Any gastropod having a general resemblance to the true
snails, including fresh-water and marine species. See
, under Pond
, and Sea snail
2. Hence, a drone; a slow-moving person or thing.
3. (Mech.) A spiral cam, or a flat piece of metal of spirally
curved outline, used for giving motion to, or changing the
position of, another part, as the hammer tail of a
4. A tortoise; in ancient warfare, a movable roof or shed to
protect besiegers; a testudo. [Obs.]
They had also all manner of gynes [engines] . . .
that needful is [in] taking or sieging of castle or
of city, as snails, that was naught else but hollow
pavises and targets, under the which men, when they
fought, were heled [protected], . . . as the snail
is in his house; therefore they cleped them snails.
5. (Bot.) The pod of the sanil clover.
, Edible snail
, Pond snail
, etc. See under
(Zo["o]l.), a boring univalve mollusk; a drill.
(Bot.), a cloverlike plant (Medicago scuttellata
, also, M. Helix
); -- so named from its
pods, which resemble the shells of snails; -- called also
, snail medic
, and beehive
(Bot.), a leguminous plant (Phaseolus Caracalla
) having the keel of the carolla spirally coiled
like a snail shell.
(Zo["o]l.), the shell of snail.
. (Bot.) See Snail clover
, n. [Probably originally, an inclosed body of water,
and the same word as pound. See Pound
A body of water, naturally or artificially confined, and
usually of less extent than a lake. “Through pond or pool.”
(Zo["o]l.), the American coot. See Coot
(Bot.), the water lily. See under Water
Illust. under Nymph[ae]a
(Zo["o]l.), any gastropod living in fresh-water
ponds or lakes. The most common kinds are air-breathing
snails (Pulmonifera) belonging to Limn[ae]a, Physa,
Planorbis, and allied genera. The operculated species are
pectinibranchs, belonging to Melantho
various other genera.
(Bot.), an American shrub (Tetranthera geniculata
) of the Laurel family, with small oval leaves,
and axillary clusters of little yellow flowers. The whole
plant is spicy. It grows in ponds and swamps from Virginia
, Pond turtle
(Zo["o]l.), any freshwater
tortoise of the family Emydid[ae]
. Numerous species are
found in North America.