African snail

noun

Definition of African snail

: a large pulmonate land mollusk (Achatina fulica) introduced from the western coast of Africa into Ceylon, the East Indian region, and the Pacific Islands — compare achatina

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First Known Use of African snail

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“African snail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/African%20snail. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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