ramshorn

noun
rams·​horn | \ ˈramz-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce ramshorn (audio) \

Definition of ramshorn

: any of various snails (such as genera Planorbis, Helisoma, and Planorbarius) often used as aquarium scavengers

First Known Use of ramshorn

1778, in the meaning defined above

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“Ramshorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ramshorn. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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