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- n. A seaworm of the genus Sabella, around 25 cm long, which lives in tubes that it builds itself.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of tubicolous annelids having a circle of plumose gills around the head.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of Sabellidæ, containing large tubicolous cephalobranchiate marine annelids or sea-worms, with feathery or fan-like gills of remarkable delicacy and brilliancy, and greenish blood. See cut under cerebral.
- n. [lowercase] A worm of this genus, or any member of the Sabellidæ: as, the fan-sabella, S. penicillus.
From Latin sabulum ("sand"). (Wiktionary)