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limpet

Saltos de línea: lim¦pet
Pronunciación: /ˈlɪmpɪt
 
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Definición de limpet en inglés:

sustantivo

A marine mollusc which has a shallow conical shell and a broad muscular foot, proverbial for the way it clings tightly to rocks: the couples on the floor were clinging to each other like limpets
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Entering the water from the shore, the first animal we spot may well be a mollusc such as a limpet or dog-whelk.
  • Barnacles are crustaceans like crabs and shrimps but, because of their appearance, until the 19th century they were thought to be molluscs like limpets and whelks.
  • Brains of limpets and abalones are much simpler than brains of garden snails and slugs in histological differentiation.

Origen

Old English lempedu, from medieval Latin lampreda 'limpet, lamprey'.

Words that rhyme with limpet

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