Meaning of edible snail in English:

edible snail


  • A large snail which is widely collected or cultured for food, occurring chiefly in southern Europe.

    Helix pomatia, family Helicidae

    ‘The last group is the least prized, but has a famous counterpart on land, the edible snail; whereas there are no terrestrial cephalopods or bivalves.’
    • ‘The absence of Helix pomatia, a species reported to occur in Turkey in resources in various disciplines, is mentioned, while 7 species of edible snails determined are described in detail by means of morphology, distribution, systematical positions, and a key to the species is given.’
    • ‘Article 1 of the above-mentioned Decision prohibits the collection, keeping, killing, delivering or sale of edible snails.’