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snail

snail

 
pronunciation:
sneIl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small animal with a soft body and a spiral shell. Many kinds of snails live on land, in fresh water, or in the ocean. They move slowly using their wide, strong foot. Snails are mollusks.
 
definition 2: a person who moves or works very slowly.
She is a snail when it comes to doing her homework.
derivation: snail-like (adj.)
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  invertebrate, mollusk, ocean, pet