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Definition of Limpets
LimpetLimpet 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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