edible snail

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Noun1.Edible snail - one of the chief edible snailsedible snail - one of the chief edible snails  
snail - freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell
genus Helix, Helix - type genus of the family Helicidae
escargot, snail - edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic
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WELSH farmers could soon be harvesting edible snails or even common worms.
There are 116 varieties of edible snails, of which the Helix Pomatia or Trs Gros is proclaimed to be the best, nicknamed the Land Lobster on account of its delicate flavour and texture.
BEST reason yet for giving up dairy farming and filling empty byres with racks of edible snails bound for continental markets?