slipper limpet


slipper limpet
noun or slipper shell
Etymology: slipper (II)
: a mollusk of Crepidula or a related genus that is sometimes a serious pest of oyster beds

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slipper limpet noun
An American mollusc (genus Crepidula) with a somewhat slipperlike shell
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Main Entry:slipper

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slipper limpet,
a gastropod with a convex oval shell, containing a shelflike partition: »

Starfish are destroyers of one oyster pest, the slipper limpet (New Scientist).


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  • Slipper limpet — Slipper Slip per, n. 1. One who, or that which, slips. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe. [1913 Webster] 3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children. [1913 Webster] 4. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slipper — Slip per, n. 1. One who, or that which, slips. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe. [1913 Webster] 3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children. [1913 Webster] 4. A kind of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slipper animalcule — Slipper Slip per, n. 1. One who, or that which, slips. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe. [1913 Webster] 3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children. [1913 Webster] 4. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slipper flower — Slipper Slip per, n. 1. One who, or that which, slips. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe. [1913 Webster] 3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children. [1913 Webster] 4. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slipper shell — Slipper Slip per, n. 1. One who, or that which, slips. [1913 Webster] 2. A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe. [1913 Webster] 3. A kind of apron or pinafore for children. [1913 Webster] 4. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • limpet — /lim pit/, n. any of various marine gastropods with a low conical shell open beneath, often browsing on rocks at the shoreline and adhering when disturbed. [bef. 1050; ME lempet, OE lempedu, nasalized var. of *lepedu < L lepada, acc. of lepas <… …   Universalium

  • slipper shell — ▪ gastropod  (genus Crepidula), any marine snail belonging to the family Calyptraeidae (subclass Prosobranchia, class Gastropoda), in which the humped or flattened shell has a decklike half partition inside. Slipper shells occur worldwide in… …   Universalium

  • slipper shell — noun see slipper limpet …   Useful english dictionary

  • Limpet — For the underwater explosive device, see Limpet mine. Limpet is a common name for a number of different kinds of saltwater and freshwater snails (aquatic gastropod mollusks); it is applied to those snails that have a simple shell which is more or …   Wikipedia

  • Common slipper shell — A live but washed up stack of Crepidula fornicata with a small chiton on the left; the lowest individual (on the right of this stack) would have been fixed to a hard surface. Scientific classification …   Wikipedia


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