Other forms: gastropods

Definitions of gastropod
  1. noun
    a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
    synonyms: univalve
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    abalone, ear-shell
    any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior
    any of various edible tropical marine gastropods of the genus Strombus having a brightly-colored spiral shell with large outer lip
    freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell
    any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell
    any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids
    Ancylus fluviatilis, freshwater limpet, river limpet
    minute conical gastropod superficially resembling a limpet but living and feeding on freshwater plants
    nudibranch, sea slug
    any of various marine gastropods of the suborder Nudibranchia having a shell-less and often beautifully colored body
    Aplysia punctata, sea hare
    naked marine gastropod having a soft body with reduced internal shell and two pairs of ear-like tentacles
    bubble shell
    marine gastropod mollusk having a very small thin shell
    any member of the genus Physa
    cowrie, cowry
    any of numerous tropical marine gastropods of the genus Cypraea having highly polished usually brightly marked shells
    aplacophoran, solenogaster
    deep-water wormlike mollusks lacking calcareous plates on the body but having fine slimy spicules on the covering mantle
    Haliotis tuberculata, ormer, sea-ear
    an abalone found near the Channel Islands
    scorpion shell
    any of numerous tropical marine snails that as adults have the outer lip of the aperture produced into a series of long curved spines
    Strombus gigas, giant conch
    a large variety of conch
    Helix pomatia, edible snail
    one of the chief edible snails
    garden snail
    any of several inedible snails of the genus Helix; often destructive pests
    neritid, neritid gastropod
    operculate seasnail of coastal waters with a short spiral shell
    large carnivorous marine gastropods of coastal waters and intertidal regions having a strong snail-like shell
    tropical marine gastropods having beautifully colored spiral shells
    moon shell, moonshell
    marine gastropods having smooth rounded shells that form short spires
    periwinkle, winkle
    edible marine gastropod
    any of various usually marine gastropods with low conical shells; found clinging to rocks in littoral areas
    Hermissenda crassicornis
    a kind of sea slug
    Cypraea moneta, money cowrie
    cowrie whose shell is used for money in parts of the southern Pacific and in parts of Africa
    Cypraea tigris, tiger cowrie
    cowrie whose shell is used for ornament
    type of:
    mollusc, mollusk, shellfish
    invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
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