Alcyonium
Alcyonium Al`cy*o"ni*um, n. [Gr. ? a zo["o]phyte, so called from being like the halcyon's nest.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of fleshy Alcyonaria, its polyps somewhat resembling flowers with eight fringed rays. The term was also formerly used for certain species of sponges. [1913 Webster]

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  • Alcyonium — Alcyonium …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alcyonium — /al si ōˈni əm/ noun A genus of Anthozoa growing as masses of polyps, dead men s fingers ORIGIN: Gr alkyoneion an organism said to resemble a halcyon s nest, from alkyōn halcyon, kingfisher • • • Alcyonāˈria plural noun The group to which… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alcyonĭum — Alcyonĭum, 1) so v.w. Korkschwamm; 2) Art des Korkschwamms, so auch Alcyonella u. Alcyonidĭum, s. u. Korkschwamm; Alcyonien od. Alcyoniten sind versteinerte Korkschwämme …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • ALCYONIUM — Stagnum immensae altitudinis; Nero enim Imperator, iunctis quam plurimis funibus profunditatem eius non potuit explorare; quod et Amphiarai fons dicebatur, teste Pausaniâ. l. 1 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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