Definition of ramshorn snail in English:

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ramshorn snail

Pronunciation: /ˌramzˌhôrn ˈsnāl/

noun

A plant-eating European freshwater snail that has a flat spiral shell.
  • Family Planorbidae: several genera.
Example sentences
  • Among the natural wonders that should be protected are stag beetles, and ramshorn snails; habitats including salt meadows and oak woods; and rare plants such as the lady's slipper orchid.
  • Colombian ramshorn snails lay their eggs in a blob often larger than the snail that produced it.
  • A generation ago, the European Red Ramshorn Snail was a common sight in freshwater aquariums.

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Syllabification: rams·horn snail

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