from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various echinoderms of the class Crinoidea, including the sea lilies and feather stars, that are characterized by a cup-shaped body, feathery radiating arms, and either a stalk or clawlike structure with which they are able to attach to a surface.
- adj. Of or belonging to the Crinoidea.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One of the numerous animals that make up the Crinoidea class; the feather star or "sea lily".
- adj. Relating to or sharing the qualities and features of the Crinoidea class.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Crinoidal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Crinoidea; containing or consisting of crinoids; encrinital.
- n. One of the Crinoidea; an encrinite; a stone-lily, sea-lily, lily-star, feather-star, or hair-star.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or belonging to the class Crinoidea
- n. primitive echinoderms having five or more feathery arms radiating from a central disk
From New Latin Crinoīdea, class name : Greek krinon, lily + Greek -oeidēs, -oid.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek κρίνον (krinon, "lily") + -oid. (Wiktionary)