limulus

noun

lim·​u·​lus ˈlim-yə-ləs How to pronounce limulus (audio)
plural limuli ˈlim-yə-ˌlī How to pronounce limulus (audio)
-ˌlē

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, genus name, from Latin limus oblique, transverse — more at limen

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of limulus was in 1837

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Cite this Entry

“Limulus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/limulus. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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