In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(mollusc)caracol marino masculine
- The two national dishes are conch, an easily collected sea snail, rice, and peas.
- In Thule, the third most important prey by weight was the bottom-living sea snail, Liparis spp.
- Vietnam is home to a sea snail that in the process of constructing its house forms extremely rare orange melo pearls.
- For a while she assisted in his research on the nervous system of a sea snail.
- They comb the sea floor for sea snails, oysters and mussels.
2(snail fish)liparis masculine
- Waren said that when he first examined the sea snail, the animal's magnetized scales kept sticking to his forceps.
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