African snail

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of African snail was in 1859

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“African snail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/African%20snail. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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