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land snail

any gastropod of the widely distributed order Stylommatophora, containing usually small, brown or mottled hermaphroditic snails: some more colorful species, introduced into North America, are agricultural pests.
any terrestrial snail. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The land snail does not own a door, but he makes one when he goes to sleep for the winter.

    On the Seashore R. Cadwallader Smith

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