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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lepas  \Le"pas\  (l[=e]"p[a^]s),  n.  [L.,  a  limpet,  fr  Gr 
  lepa`s.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  of  various  species  of  {Lepas},  a  genus  of 
  pedunculated  barnacles  found  attached  to  floating  timber, 
  bottoms  of  ships,  Gulf  weed,  etc.;  --  called  also  {goose 
  barnacle}.  See  {Barnacle}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Bernicle  \Ber"ni*cle\,  n.  [OE.  bernak  bernacle;  cf  OF  bernac 
  prob.  fr  LL  bernacula  for  hibernicula  bernicula  fr 
  Hibernia;  the  birds  coming  from  Hibernia  or  Ireland.  Cf  1st 
  A  bernicle  goose.  [Written  also  {barnacle}.] 
  {Bernicle  goose}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  goose  ({Branta  leucopsis}),  of 
  Arctic  Europe  and  America.  It  was  formerly  believed  that 
  it  hatched  from  the  cirripeds  of  the  sea  ({Lepas}),  which 
  were  therefore,  called  barnacles,  goose  barnacles,  or 
  Anatifers  The  name  is  also  applied  to  other  related 
  species.  See  {Anatifa}  and  {Cirripedia}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  type  genus  of  the  family  Lepadidae  [syn:  {Lepas},  {genus 

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