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English → English (WordNet) Definition: limpet limpet n 1: mollusk with a low conical shell 2: any of various usually marine gastropods with low conical shells; found clinging to rocks in littoral areas
English → English (gcide) Definition: 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Any one of many species of marine shellfish of the order Docoglossa, mostly found adhering to rocks, between tides. [1913 Webster] Note: The common European limpets of the genus Patella (esp. Patella 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. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence: Somthing or someone that clings tenaciously to another object or person; specifically a military explosive device having magnets allowing it to cling to a metallic target object, such as the hull of a ship. [PJC] 3. Any species of Siphonaria, a genus of limpet-shaped Pulmonifera, living between tides, on rocks. [1913 Webster] 4. A keyhole limpet. See Fissurella. [1913 Webster]


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