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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To get by, he worked on farms after school, and would collect edible snails in the river and to boil them with lemon grass for the family's meal.
Other food is taro, edible snails, water chestnuts and round fruits.
BEST reason yet for giving up dairy farming and filling empty byres with racks of edible snails bound for continental markets?