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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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 




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