sea snail

noun

Definition of sea snail

1 : a creeping marine gastropod mollusk with a spiral shell (as a whelk, triton, or moonshell)
2 : any of numerous small tadpole-shaped mail-cheeked fishes (family Liparididae) found in cold seas, covered with very lax skin, and usually having the pelvic fins modified to form a sucker

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“Sea snail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20snail. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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