Sea anemone

Sea anemone
Sea anemone Sea" a*nem"o*ne (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of soft-bodied Anthozoa, belonging to the order {Actinaria}; an actinian. [1913 Webster]

Note: They have the oral disk surrounded by one or more circles of simple tapering tentacles, which are often very numerous, and when expanded somewhat resemble the petals of flowers, with colors varied and often very beautiful. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Sea anemone — Sea anemones Various examples of sea anemones Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • sea anemone — n. any of an order (Actiniaria) of flowerlike, anthozoan sea polyps having a firm, gelatinous, often large, body without a skeleton, topped with petal like tentacles: they are often brightly colored and live attached to rocks, pilings, etc …   English World dictionary

  • sea anemone — ► NOUN ▪ a marine animal with a tube shaped body which bears a ring of stinging tentacles around the mouth …   English terms dictionary

  • sea anemone — any sedentary marine animal of the phylum Coelenterata, having a columnar body and one or more circles of tentacles surrounding the mouth. [1735 45] * * * Any of more than 1,000 cnidarian species in the order Actiniaria, found from the tidal zone …   Universalium

  • sea anemone — noun marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of tentacles; differ from corals in forming no hard skeleton • Syn: ↑anemone • Hypernyms: ↑anthozoan, ↑actinozoan • Hyponyms: ↑actinia, ↑actinian, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea anemone — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sea anemone : singular sea anemone plural sea anemones a small brightly coloured sea animal that looks like a flower and fixes itself onto a rock …   English dictionary

  • sea anemone — sea a.nemone n a small brightly coloured sea animal that sticks onto rocks and looks like a flower …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sea anemone — sea a,nemone noun count a small brightly colored ocean animal that looks like a flower and fixes itself onto a rock …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sea anemone — sea polyp with a gelatinous body and petal like tentacles …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sea anemone — sea′ anem one n. ivt any solitary, attached marine polyp of the order Actinaria, having a firm, gelatinous body topped with tentacles …   From formal English to slang

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