acmaea

noun ac·maea \ak-ˈmē-ə, ˈak-mē-ə\

Definition of acmaea

  1. 1 capitalized :  a cosmopolitan genus (the type of the family Acmaeidae) comprising small conical usually dark-colored limpets

  2. 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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