1. limpet

noun. mollusk with a low conical shell.

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2. limpet

noun. any of various usually marine gastropods with low conical shells; found clinging to rocks in littoral areas.


  • class Gasteropoda
  • Gasteropoda
  • keyhole limpet
  • Diodora apertura
  • Patella vulgata
  • Fissurella apertura
  • common limpet
  • class Gastropoda
  • seasnail

Sentences with limpet

1. Noun, singular or mass
For example, instead of simply saying a "common limpet," a scientist might say "Patella vulgata, Linnaeus, 1758" to more readily describe the organism in question.