Definition of banana slug
- … on a pile of redwood stumps by the side of the road, we discovered banana slugs, curled-up balls of bright-yellow ooze that slowly expand to full banana size, seven inches or more, as they glide their slimy way around.
- —Tamar Lewin, New York Times, 18 Aug. 1996
- Banana slugs prefer to graze on wild plants, fallen leaves or, in rare cases, dead animals.
- —Scott McCredie, Smithsonian, February 1989