from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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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  • A creature of manifold delights.

    April 27, 2009

  • Archie McPhee sold a large latex banana slug for a few years, for banana-slug aficionados. I wonder if it's still around... *checks*

    It appears not. But they must've had a gummy banana slug recently. Apparently it's been replaced by a gummy haggis.

    April 27, 2009

  • The official mascot of the UC Santa Cruz athletic teams. They have a fantastic domain name:

    April 28, 2009

  • Mighty Hermaphrodite!

    April 28, 2009

  • Yes, we have no large latex banana slugs

    April 28, 2009

  • We have no large latex banana slugs todaaaaaay!

    April 28, 2009

  • a marvel of the West Coast

    April 28, 2009