Crepidula

noun

Cre·​pid·​u·​la
krə̇ˈpijələ,
-idyələ,
-idᵊlə
: a genus of marine gastropods (suborder Taenioglossa) comprising the typical slipper limpets

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, small sandal, diminutive of crepida sandal, from Greek krēpid-, krēpis boot; akin to Old Irish cairem shoemaker, Lithuanian kurpe shoe, and probably Greek keirein to cut

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“Crepidula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Crepidula. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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