mermaid's-glove love

mermaid's-glove

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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given to the largest of British sponges, Halichondria oculata, from its tendency to branch into a form bearing a remote resemblance to a glove with extended fingers. It sometimes attains a height of 2 feet.
  • n. A kind of alcyonarian polyp, Alcyonium digitatum: same as dead-men's-finagers.

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