lepas


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lepas \Le"pas\ (l[=e]"p[a^]s), n. [L., a limpet, fr. Gr.
   lepa`s.] (Zool.)
   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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bernicle \Ber"ni*cle\, n. [OE. bernak, bernacle; cf. OF. bernac;
   prob. fr. LL. bernacula for hibernicula, bernicula, fr.
   Hibernia; the birds coming from Hibernia or Ireland. Cf. 1st
   Barnacle.]
   A bernicle goose. [Written also barnacle.]
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   Bernicle goose (Zool.), a goose (Branta leucopsis), of
      Arctic Europe and America. It was formerly believed that
      it hatched from the cirripeds of the sea (Lepas), which
      were, therefore, called barnacles, goose barnacles, or
      Anatifers. The name is also applied to other related
      species. See Anatifa and Cirripedia.
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