Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small vest.
  • n. Any of several species of actinian of the genus Cerianthus, with a long, smooth, tapering body and two separate circles of tentacles around the mouth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of several species of actinians belonging to the genus Cerianthus. These animals have a long, smooth body tapering to the base, and two separate circles of tentacles around the mouth. They form a tough, flexible, feltlike tube with a smooth internal lining, in which they dwell, whence the name.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tubicolous sea-anemone of the genus Cerianthus, as C. borealis.

Etymologies

vest +‎ -let (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Though this vestlet is very frail and though the sandy outer coat is liable to drop off (when it collapses altogether), it seems to me to indicate distinct progress, a successful accomplishment in the direction of isolation, independence, and security.

    My Tropic Isle

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