from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A terrestrial leech of the genus Hæmodipsa, about an inch long and very slender when not distended, found in profusion in Ceylon.
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Alintah, water-leech (hirudo); achih, small land-leech, dropping from the leaves of trees whilst moist with dew, and troublesome to travellers in passing through the woods.
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