cup-and-saucer limpet

noun
variants: or less commonly cup-and-saucer

Definition of cup-and-saucer limpet

: a mollusk of the family Calyptraeidae

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History and Etymology for cup-and-saucer limpet

so called from the shape of the inverted shell, the inner shelf of which resembles a cup sitting on the saucer-shaped outer shell

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“Cup-and-saucer limpet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cup-and-saucer%20limpet. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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