limpet

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Common limpets (Patella vulgata) in Pembrokeshire, Wales

limpet (plural limpets)

  1. A small mollusc, of the family Patellidae with a conical shell found clinging to rocks in the intertidal zones of rocky shores.
  2. (Discuss(+) this sense) (UK) Someone dependent; someone disregarding or ignorant of another's personal space.
    He stuck to me like a limpet all day!

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