Crepidula

noun Cre·pid·u·la \krə̇ˈpijələ, -idyələ, -idələ\

Definition of Crepidula

  1. :  a genus of marine gastropods (suborder Taenioglossa) comprising the typical slipper limpets

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Origin and Etymology of crepidula

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 — more at shear


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