Word Of The Day: Gastropod

Is it Apple's new gadget that dispenses high-end food? Or is it the new space shuttle that takes you to the moon while you dine on an 8-course seasonal tasting menu designed by NASA's chefs? Actually, it's neither.

Gastropods refer to the family of mollusks consisting of a shell and a single muscle. Snails, periwinkles, whelks and abalones all belong to this category. Bivalves (which some consider to be even tastier) also belong to the gastropod family, so oysters, mussels, clams and scallops needn't feel left out of the cool-sounding name club.

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