limpet

Definitions of limpet
  1. noun
    mollusk with a low conical shell
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    type of:
    shellfish
    meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)
  2. noun
    any of various usually marine gastropods with low conical shells; found clinging to rocks in littoral areas
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    types:
    Patella vulgata, common limpet
    marine limpet
    Diodora apertura, Fissurella apertura, keyhole limpet
    marine limpet having a conical shell with an opening at the apex
    type of:
    seasnail
    any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids
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