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Meaning of LIMPET

Pronunciation:  'limpit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various usually marine gastropods with low conical shells; found clinging to rocks in littoral areas
  2. [n]  mollusk with a low conical shell

LIMPET is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 See Also: class Gasteropoda, class Gastropoda, common limpet, Diodora apertura, Fissurella apertura, Gasteropoda, Gastropoda, keyhole limpet, Patella vulgata, seasnail, shellfish



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lim"pet\ (l[i^]m"p[e^]t), n. [Prob. through French fr.
L. lepas, -adis, Gr. lepa`s, -a`dos.] (Zo["o]l.)
1. In a general sense, any hatshaped, or conical, gastropod

2. Any one of many species of marine shellfish of the order
   Docoglossa, mostly found adhering to rocks, between tides.

Note: The common European limpets of the genus {Patella}
      (esp. {P. vulgata}) are extensively used as food. The
      common New England species is {Acm[ae]a testudinalis}.
      Numerous species of limpets occur on the Pacific coast
      of America, some of them of large size.

3. Any species of {Siphonaria}, a genus of limpet-shaped
   Pulmonifera, living between tides, on rocks.

4. A keyhole limpet. See {Fissurella}.

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