sea anemone
noun Date: 1742 any of numerous usually solitary anthozoan polyps (order Actiniaria) whose form, bright and varied colors, and cluster of tentacles superficially resemble a flower

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

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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