Gorgonia flabellum
Gorgonia Gor*go"ni*a (g[^o]r*g[=o]"n[i^]*[.a]), n. [L., a coral which hardens in the air.] (Zo["o]l.) 1. A genus of Gorgoniacea, formerly very extensive, but now restricted to such species as the West Indian sea fan ({Gorgonia flabellum}), sea plume ({G. setosa}), and other allied species having a flexible, horny axis. [1913 Webster]

2. Any slender branched gorgonian. [1913 Webster]


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  • Gorgonia flabellum — Venus Ve nus, n. [L. Venus, eris, the goddess of love, the planet Venus.] 1. (Class. Myth.) The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gorgonia flabellum — Sea fan Sea fan (s[=e] f[a^]n ). (Zo[ o]l.) Any gorgonian which branches in a fanlike form, especially {Gorgonia flabellum} of Florida and the West Indies. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gorgonia — Gor*go ni*a (g[^o]r*g[=o] n[i^]*[.a]), n. [L., a coral which hardens in the air.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A genus of Gorgoniacea, formerly very extensive, but now restricted to such species as the West Indian sea fan ({Gorgonia flabellum}), sea plume ({G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gorgonĭa — Gorgonĭa, Hornkoralle, Gattung der Polypen aus der Zunft der Octactinia phytocorallina, mit siebartiger Rinde, welche die Polypen ganz aufnimmt, horniger biegsamer Achse; die Polypen stehen in seitlichen Binden, daher an der Achse eine… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • G setosa — Gorgonia Gor*go ni*a (g[^o]r*g[=o] n[i^]*[.a]), n. [L., a coral which hardens in the air.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A genus of Gorgoniacea, formerly very extensive, but now restricted to such species as the West Indian sea fan ({Gorgonia flabellum}), sea… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea fan — noun corals having a treelike or fan shaped horny skeleton • Hypernyms: ↑gorgonian, ↑gorgonian coral * * * noun : a gorgonian that branches in a fanlike form; especially : a gorgonian (Gorgonia flabellum) of Florida and the West Indies * * * any… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea fan — any of certain anthozoans, esp. Gorgonia flabellum, of the West Indies, in which the colony assumes a fanlike form. [1625 35] * * * Any of about 500 coral species (genus Gorgonia) especially abundant in shallow waters along the Atlantic coasts of …   Universalium

  • Adiantum Capillus-Veneris — Venus Ve nus, n. [L. Venus, eris, the goddess of love, the planet Venus.] 1. (Class. Myth.) The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cestum Veneris — Venus Ve nus, n. [L. Venus, eris, the goddess of love, the planet Venus.] 1. (Class. Myth.) The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Euplectella speciosa — Venus Ve nus, n. [L. Venus, eris, the goddess of love, the planet Venus.] 1. (Class. Myth.) The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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