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- proper noun A taxonomic
genuswithin the familyPlumulariidae — hydroids, growing in plumelikeforms.
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Scientists have happily given these most euphonious names -- _Campanularia_, _Obelia_, and _Plumularia_.
The unfolding of a mass of Plumularia, taken from amongst the miscellaneous contents of the dredge, and thrown into a bottle of clear sea-water, is a sight which, once seen, no dredger will forget.