from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of numerous crinoids of the order Comatulida, having a free-swimming, stalkless adult stage with branched feathery arms.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A common name of the sea-lilies or crinoids of the family Comatulidæ (which see), such as the Comatula (or Antedon) rosacea: so called from the feathery appearance and radiate structure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun free-swimming stalkless crinoid with ten feathery arms; found on muddy sea bottoms
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