agate snail

noun

Definition of agate snail

: a member of the African family Achatinidae which includes the largest known land mollusks, some reaching 9 or 10 inches in length — compare achatina

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First Known Use of agate snail

circa 1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agate snail

so called from the variegated colors

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The first known use of agate snail was circa 1815

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

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