acmaea

noun

ac·​maea
ak-ˈmē-ə,
ˈak-mē-ə
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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Acmaea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acmaea. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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