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limpet

any of various marine gastropod mollusks with a shallow conical shell and a broad muscular foot that sticks tightly to rocks: stuck like limpets to the spot, lest they forgot
Not to be confused with:
limpid – clear, transparent, as water or eyes: a limpid pool; lucid; easily comprehended: a limpid style of writing
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lim·pet

 (lĭm′pĭt)
n.
1. Any of numerous marine gastropod mollusks that have a conical shell and often adhere to rocks in intertidal areas, especially those of the order Patellogastropoda.
2. One that clings persistently.
3. A type of explosive designed to cling to the hull of a ship and detonate on contact or signal.

[Probably Middle English lempet, limpet (sense uncertain); akin to Old English lamprede, lempedu, lamprey (both the limpet and the lamprey being noted for their powerful suckers), from Medieval Latin lamprēda; see lamprey.]
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limpet

(ˈlɪmpɪt)
n
1. (Animals) any of numerous marine gastropods, such as Patella vulgata (common limpet) and Fissurella (or Diodora) apertura (keyhole limpet), that have a conical shell and are found clinging to rocks
2. (Animals) any of various similar freshwater gastropods, such as Ancylus fluviatilis (river limpet)
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (modifier) relating to or denoting certain weapons that are attached to their targets by magnetic or adhesive properties and resist removal: limpet mines.
4. (Nautical Terms) a small open caisson shaped to fit against a dock wall, used mainly in repair work
[Old English lempedu, from Latin lepas, from Greek]
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lim•pet

(ˈlɪm pɪt)

n.
any of various marine gastropods with a low conical shell open beneath, usu. adhering to rocks.
[before 1050; Middle English lempet, Old English lempedu, alter. of *lepedu < Latin lepada, acc. of lepas < Greek lepás limpet]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.limpet - mollusk with a low conical shelllimpet - mollusk with a low conical shell  
shellfish - meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)
2.limpet - any of various usually marine gastropods with low conical shells; found clinging to rocks in littoral areas
class Gasteropoda, class Gastropoda, Gasteropoda, Gastropoda - snails and slugs and their relatives
seasnail - any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids
Diodora apertura, Fissurella apertura, keyhole limpet - marine limpet having a conical shell with an opening at the apex
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Translations
kuželnatkapřílipka
albueskæl
tapadó tengeri csiga
sæsnigill af òarahettuætt
napslak
kužľovkamištička
deniz salyangozu

limpet

[ˈlɪmpɪt]
A. Nlapa f
like a limpetcomo una lapa
B. CPD limpet mine Nmina f lapa
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limpet

[ˈlɪmpɪt] npatelle f
like a limpet (fig)comme une ventouse
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limpet

nNapfschnecke f; to stick to somebody like a limpet (inf)wie eine Klette an jdm hängen
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limpet

[ˈlɪmpɪt] n (Zool) → patella (fig) → persona appiccicosa
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limpet

(ˈlimpit) noun
a type of small, cone-shaped shellfish that fastens itself very firmly to rocks.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Torsion in Patella caerulea (Mollusca, Patellogastropoda): ontogenetic process, timing, and mechanisms.
Neuromuscular development in Patellogastropoda (Mollusca: Gastropoda) and its importance for reconstructing ancestral gastropod bodyplan features.
This included one species of Patellogastropoda, 13 species of Vetigastropoda, 12 of which are in the genus Haliotis, one species of Caenogastropoda that is also in the Neogastropoda, and one species in the Heterobranchia.
Snails belong to the large group of class Gastropoda which has been recently reclassified by Bouchet and Rocroi (2017) into eight (8) distinct subclasses namely: subclass Amphigastropoda, subclass Archaeobranchia, subclass Patellogastropoda, subclass Neomphaliones, subclass Vetigastropoda, subclass Neritimorpha, subclass Caenogastropoda, and subclass Heterobranchia [10].
In present study, gastropods belonging to order Archaeogastropoda, Caenogastropoda, Chitonida, Cycloneritimorpha, Littorinimorpha, Neogastropoda, Nudibranchia and Patellogastropoda were recorded.
Adams, 1852) Clase Gastropoda 1981-1985 2004 2007 Patellogastropoda Eoacmaeidae Eoacmaea x x pustulata (Helbling, 1779) Vetigastropoda Calliostomatidae Calliostoma x jujubinum (Gmelin, 1791) Calliostoma x x x pulchrum (C.B.
Experimental manipulation of shell color and morphology of the limpets Lottia asmi (Middendorf) and Lotia digitalis (Rathke) (Mollusca: Patellogastropoda).