Roman Snail Shell

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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.


William Dwight Whitney, PhD, LLD The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1895) 5724


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