acmaea

noun ac·maea \ ak-ˈmē-ə , ˈak-mē-ə \

Definition of acmaea

1 capitalized :a cosmopolitan genus (the type of the family Acmaeidae) comprising small conical usually dark-colored limpets
2 plural -s :a limpet of the genus Acmaea

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Origin and Etymology of acmaea

New Latin, from Greek akmaios at the height, in full bloom, in the prime, from akmē


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