What is another word for limax?

3 synonyms found


[ lˈɪmaks], [ lˈɪmaks], [ l_ˈɪ_m_a_k_s]

Limax is a term used to describe a genus of land slugs that are found in various parts of the world. These creatures are often considered pests in gardens and agricultural areas as they feed on plants. There are several synonyms for the term limax, including "slug," "snail," and "mollusk." Slugs are similar to limax in that they are also gastropods and lack a hard outer shell. Snails, on the other hand, have a hard outer shell that protects their delicate bodies from predators. Mollusks are a broader category that includes both slugs and snails, as well as clams, oysters, and other shellfish.

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    Usage examples for Limax

    A singularly handsome species, having similar habits to limax.
    "Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon"
    J. Emerson Tennent
    In the mossy woods live a large, yellowish, black-spotted limax, and two Helices of middling size.
    "A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2"
    Otto von Kotzebue
    Some species like limax maximus and L. marginatus are very ancient, and probably commenced their wanderings in early Tertiary times.
    "The History of the European Fauna"
    R. F. Scharff

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