Definition of limax
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LNS
līmax, līmācis
kindred with 2. limus:, Mull.; cf.: limaces cochleae a limo appellatae, Paul. ex, Mull.
noun (c., 3rd declension)
  1. a slug, snail
Abbreviations
līmax, ācis, f. (less freq. m.) [kindred with 2. limus: limax a limo quod ibi vivit, Varr. L. L. 7, § 64 Mull.; cf.: limaces cochleae a limo appellatae, Paul. ex Fest. p. 116 Mull.], a slug, snail. Lit.: implicitus conchae limax, Col. poet. 10, 323: limacis inter duas orbitas, Plin. 29, 6, 36, § 113: limaces nascuntur in vicia, id. 18, 17, 44, § 156: lactucis innascuntur limaces et cochleae, id. 19, 10, 57, § 177.

— Transf.: limaces lividae, of courtesans, Plaut. Fragm. ap. Varr. l. l.; so perh. limaces viri, id. Fragm. ap. Non. 4, 274.
 
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