• WordNet 3.6
    • n Nepa type genus of the Nepidae: typical elongate-oval water scorpions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nepa (Zoöl) 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.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. nepa, scorpion


In literature:

Low mangrove or Nepa palm banks characterize these streams; and occasionally slight eminences, with timber, are to be seen.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
After two days' paddling from the mouth of the Rejang, the boats arrived at Sibou, where there is a manufactory for nepa salt.
"Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak" by Harriette McDougall
The walls are weavings of bamboo or are plaited nepa.
"An Ohio Woman in the Philippines" by Emily Bronson Conger
Ginseng is found wild in the mountain forests of eastern Asia from Nepa to Manchuria.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding

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