Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place where snails are bred or kept.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place where edible snails are kept, reared, and fattened to be used for food.

Etymologies

snail +‎ -ery (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And next to these, a snailery: bubbles of air rising in its water showed that all was well.

    Another Roadside Attraction

  • But the last thing I remembered hearing, except for the gurgling of the snailery and the rain on the roof, before I took a slippery slide into sleep was her whispered lisp in my ear, "Nothing to lose, Marx, and nothing to gain.

    Another Roadside Attraction

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