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Definition of limpet

Limpet
Limpet 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 shell. 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.

Meaning of limpet from wikipedia

- A limpet is an aquatic snail with a s**** that is broadly conical in shape. "Limpet" informally refers to any gastropod whose s**** has no obvious coiling...
- A limpet mine is a type of naval mine attached to a target by magnets. It is so named because of its superficial similarity to the limpet, a type of sea...
- The Incredible Mr. Limpet is a 1964 American live-action/animated adventure film from Warner Bros. It is about a man named Henry Limpet who turns into a...
- The eelgr**** limpet, also known as the bowl limpet, scientific name †Lottia alveus, was a species of sea snail or small limpet, a marine gastropod mollusk...
- limpet or Tasmanian freshwater limpet, scientific name Ancylastrum ****ingi****, is a species of air-breathing freshwater snail or freshwater limpet,...
- Limpet Burn is a watercourse in Aberdeenshire, Scotland whose discharge is deemed part of the North Sea coastal drainage. Prominent geographic features...
- Islay LIMPET is the world's first commercial wave power device connected to the United Kingdom's National Grid. Following the construction of a 75 kW prototype...
- The Patellogastropoda, common name true limpets and historically called the Docoglossa, are members of a major phylogenetic group of marine gastropods...
- northeast Pacific species of limpet in the family Fissurellidae known commonly as the great keyhole limpet or giant keyhole limpet. Megathura is a monotypic...
- Limpet Island is the southernmost of the Léonie Islands, Antarctica, lying in the entrance to Ryder Bay, close off the southeast coast of Adelaide Island...