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NOUN (1)

1. type genus of the Nepidae: typical elongate-oval water scorpions;
[syn: Nepa, genus Nepa]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nepa \Ne"pa\, n. [L. nepa scorpion.] (Zool.) A genus of aquatic hemipterous insects. The species feed upon other insects and are noted for their voracity; -- called also scorpion bug and water scorpion. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Nepa n 1: type genus of the Nepidae: typical elongate-oval water scorpions [syn: Nepa, genus Nepa]