Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of land snails having an elongated spiral shell, often of large size. The species are numerous and abundant in tropical America.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of land-snails to which very different limits have been assigned.

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Examples

  • The captain and his mate enjoyed their supper, while Carne in the distance bore the pangs of a malady called bulimus, that is to say, a giant's ravening for victuals, without a babe's power of receiving them.

    Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War

  • The captain and his mate enjoyed their supper, while Carne in the distance bore the pangs of a malady called bulimus, that is to say, a giant’s ravening for victuals, without a babe’s power of receiving them.

    Springhaven

  • An abundance of shells of the helix tribe (Helix bulimus) was found on the top and sides of the hill; and a calcareous substance was observed protruding from the ground in every part, as noticed both by Vancouver and Flinders; * the former also found it on the bare sandy summit of Bald Head, and supposed it to be coral, a circumstance from which he inferred that the level of the ocean must have sunk.

    Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia Performed between the years 1818 and 1822 — Volume 1

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