from The Century Dictionary.

  • An order of crinoids, the brachiate crinoids or crinoids proper, having five or more branching arms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) A division of the Crinoidea, including those furnished with long jointed arms. See crinoidea.


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  • Climbers such as Derris trifoliata and Dalbergia spinosa, undershrubs of Suaeda spp. and Acanthus ilicifolius and, very rarely, Sonneratia apetala, Xylocarpus mekongensis, Salicornia brachiata, Arthrocnemum indicum, and Sesuvium portulacastrum provide additional structure to these forests.

    Goadavari-Krishna mangroves

  • In the less saline conditions of the Karapınar plains, Limonium anatolicum is dominant, accompanied by species such as Petrosimonia brachiata, Alhagi pseudoalhagi, Salsola crassa, Petrosimonia nigeensis and Frankenia hirsuta.

    Central Anatolian steppe


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