from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fossil crinoid, especially one belonging to, or resembling, the genus Encrinus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fossil crinoid, esp. one belonging to, or resembling, the genus Encrinus. Sometimes used in a general sense for any crinoid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any fossil crinoid; a stone-lily: a term especially applied to the ordinary stalked form with a cylindrical stem and well-formed arms.
Ancient Greek in + a lily: compare French encrinite. (Wiktionary)