- any of several snailfishes of the genus Liparis, of the North Atlantic.
- any of several marine gastropods having a spirally coiled shell, as a whelk.
Origin of seasnail
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- any small spiny-finned fish of the family Liparidae, esp Liparis liparis, of cold seas, having a soft scaleless tadpole-shaped body with the pelvic fins fused into a suckerAlso called: snailfish
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