noun. mollusk with a low conical shell.
noun. any of various usually marine gastropods with low conical shells; found clinging to rocks in littoral areas.
- class Gasteropoda
- keyhole limpet
- Diodora apertura
- Patella vulgata
- Fissurella apertura
- common limpet
- class Gastropoda
Example sentences of the word 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.