Sea feather
Sea feather Sea" feath"er (Zo["o]l.) Any gorgonian which branches in a plumelike form. [1913 Webster]

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  • sea feather — n. any of several anthozoans with the skeleton branched into a featherlike form, as the sea pen …   English World dictionary

  • sea feather — noun corals forming featherlike colonies • Hypernyms: ↑gorgonian, ↑gorgonian coral * * * noun : a gorgonian that branches in a plumelike form; especially : sea pen * * * any of several anthozoans of the order Gorgonacea, in which the colony… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea feather — sea′ feath er n. ivt any of certain gorgonian corals in which the colony assumes a featherlike form • Etymology: 1615–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea feather — any of several anthozoans of the order Gorgonacea, in which the colony assumes a featherlike shape. [1615 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • sea-feather — /ˈsi fɛðə/ (say see fedhuh) noun any of various alcyonarians having a plume like branched skeleton …   Australian English dictionary

  • sea-feather — …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea pen — noun fleshy featherlike warm water colonies • Hypernyms: ↑anthozoan, ↑actinozoan • Member Holonyms: ↑Pennatula, ↑genus Pennatula * * * noun 1. : any of numerous alcyonarians belonging to …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea pen — sea′ pen n. ivt any soft coral of the order Pennataluceae, forming feather shaped colonies • Etymology: 1755–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea pen — n. any of an order (Pennatulacea) of mud dwelling anthozoans that form feather shaped colonies …   English World dictionary

  • Feather Falls, California — Coordinates: 39°35′36″N 121°15′23″W / 39.59333°N 121.25639°W / 39.59333; 121.25639 …   Wikipedia

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