banana slug


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banana slug

n.
Any of several large slugs of the genus Ariolimax, especially A. columbianus of northern California and the Pacific Northwest, ranging in color from black to white but often having a bright yellow body with black spots.
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The University of California, Santa Cruz overran its crowdfunding goal of $20,000 last year to do the genetics work on the university mascot, the banana slug.
At our first meeting, very soon after we started a short walk, he picked up a banana slug and folded both hands around it creating a little "slug chamber.
Exploring the Redwoods National Park transcends these statuesque and majestic trees, leading visitors to bio-diverse areas -prairies, oak woodland, wild rivers- with wildlife ranging from the slimy yellow banana slugs, who enjoy the shade of the redwoods (highlighted at the Banana Slug Day Celebration) and coastal seabirds to the large Roosevelt Elks, with some weighing up to 1,000 pounds, (best viewed in the Elk Refuge area).
The banana slug got its name because it looks like a banana.
The banana slug will bite off its own penis and leave it in the female to prevent any other slug depositing its DNA.
It comes with a CD featuring the words with music, performed by the Banana Slug String Band.
Long known for surfers, aging hippies and the banana slug mascot of its counterculture University of California branch, Santa Cruz is about to blossom into a wine destination when eight wineries cluster in an old industrial park they're calling Westside Wine Village.
Banana slug slime is "the snottiest stuff around," Denny says.
For that reason, the University of California, Santa Cruz doesn't emphasize that its athletic teams' mascot, a hermaphroditic banana slug, has been reported to practice apophally, or penis biting.
Apparently, these mushrooms had been tasted and rejected by the giant banana slug.
Looks as if the salamander at left has just picked a fresh banana--a banana slug, that is
A girl in a fluorescent-yellow parka makes a startling picture, offering a matching yellow banana slug, torchlike, on the end of a stick.