limpet

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limpet

a marine gastropod MOLLUSC of the genus Patella that has a single, conical shell. When exposed at low water it attaches itself very firmly to the substrate, usually rocks.
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RELATED ARTICLE: Pulehu Opihi and Crispy Onaga Cheek (Serves 4)
Chef Wong continually reinvents his menu yet serves some of the state's most creatively cuttingedge dishes, such as opihi (a type of limpet) shooters, an appetizer.
I walked between the deep giant trays, the edges of the wood frames damp and cool on my fingers, until I came to the point where the trays met in a four-way intersection: aku and swordfish on either side of me, tako and red snapper, opihi in a large aluminum bowl to my right.