Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The stem of a glass-sponge, as Hyalonema.
- n. A vitreous sponge of the genus Hyalonema, with a long stem, consisting of a bundle of long glassy siliceous fibres twisted together.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A remarkable vitreous sponge, of the genus Hyalonema, first brought from Japan. It has a long stem, consisting of a bundle of long and large, glassy, siliceous fibers, twisted together.
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