American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of numerous crinoids of the genus Antedon and related genera, having a free-swimming, stalkless adult stage with branched feathery arms.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) See Comatula.
- n. free-swimming stalkless crinoid with ten feathery arms; found on muddy sea bottoms
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