Roman Snail Shell
Helix pomatia. “A large-shelled, edible” snail, also called the Burgundy snail or escargot when used in cooking. —Whitney, 1889.
This illustration shows only the shell and not the animal. It is an air-breathing, land snail.
Keywordsshell, snail, escargot, Roman snail, Helix pomatia, land snail, Burgundy snail, air-breathing, edible snail
William Dwight Whitney, PhD, LLD The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1895) 5724