ramshorn

noun

rams·​horn ˈramz-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce ramshorn (audio)
: any of various snails (such as genera Planorbis, Helisoma, and Planorbarius) often used as aquarium scavengers

Word History

First Known Use

1778, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ramshorn was in 1778

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“Ramshorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ramshorn. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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