From the genus name.
lepas (plural lepases)
- Any of the genus Lepas of pedunculated barnacles found attached to floating timber, bottoms of ships, etc.; a goose barnacle.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for lepas in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)