Definition of limpet. Meaning of limpet. Synonyms of limpet

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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

- commercial wave power device, see islay limpet. for the underwater explosive device, see limpet mine. limpet is a common name applied to aquatic snails
- 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
- talc limpet or turtle limpet is a species of true limpet, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family nacellidae, which is one of the true limpet families
- 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
- blue-ra**** limpet, is a species of small sal****er limpet, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family patellidae, the true limpets. this limpet occurs off
- crenulata, common name the great keyhole limpet or giant keyhole limpet, is a northeast pacific species of limpet in the family fissurellidae. megathura
- limpet or tasmanian freshwater limpet, scientific name ancylastrum ****ingi****, is a species of air-breathing freshwater snail or freshwater limpet,
- fissurellidae, common name the keyhole limpets and slit limpets, is a taxonomic family of limpet-like sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the clade