from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. An order of Anthozoa, including those which have simple tentacles and do not form stony corals. Sometimes, in a wider sense, applied to all the Anthozoa, expert the Alcyonaria, whether forming corals or not.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The flesh-corals, a suborder of Anthozoa, usually with 6 (or a multiple of 6) simple tentacles and no skeleton. It includes Actinia, Adamsia, Cerianthus, and other genera.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sea anemones
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