lepas

Lepas

Le"pas\ (l[=e]"p[a^]s), n. [L., a limpet, fr. Gr. lepa`s.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of various species of Lepas, a genus of pedunculated barnacles found attached to floating timber, bottoms of ships, Gulf weed, etc.; -- called also goose barnacle. See Barnacle.
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