Definition of keyhole limpet in English:

keyhole limpet

Line breaks: key|hole lim¦pet

noun

A limpet which has an aperture at the apex of the shell, sometimes extending to the margin.
  • Family Fissurellidae, class Gastropoda
More example sentences
  • The giant keyhole limpet is a ‘primitive’ snail closely related to the abalone.
  • Cayenne keyhole limpets are easily identified due to the keyhole-shaped orifice at the apex of the shell.
  • Unlike other limpets, most keyhole limpets have a small hole in the top of their shell.

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