From Old French lamproie, from Medieval Latin lamprēda, of uncertain origin: possibly from Late Latin lampetra, from a combination of lambere ("lick") + petra ("stone"). Compare Spanish lamprea, Italian lampreda and Portuguese lampreia.
lamproie f (plural lamproies)
- lamprey (a fish)
- "lamproie" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).