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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. The Hydroidea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • One of the three divisions into which Huxley and other authors divide the Hydrozoa, the other two being the Discophora and the Siphonophora.

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  • Seems to be the name of a kind of coral. This would fit with the context from The Name of the Rose since Adso was describing a carved door that contained many creatures one would find in an obscure bestiary.

    See also: hydrophore.

    The line from The Name of the Rose is "hydrophora with sawtooth horns".

    April 30, 2009