decollate snail

[dee-kol-it, dek-uh-lit]


a cone-shaped, burrowing snail, Rumina decollata, that feeds on common brown garden snails.

Nearby words

  1. decoder,
  2. decoherence,
  3. decoic acid,
  4. decoke,
  5. decollate,
  6. decollation,
  7. decolletage,
  8. decollete,
  9. decolonialize,
  10. decolonization

Origin of decollate snail

< New Latin decollata, the specific epithet; see decollate1

Also called decollated awl snail. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019