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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Agenus of zoöphytes, belonging to the Radiata of Cuvier, regarded as the type of the order Malacodermata, subclass Zoantharia, class Actinozoa, subkingdom Cælenterata, in modern classification.
  • noun An animal of the genus Actinia or family Actiniidæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An animal of the class Anthozoa, and family Actinidæ. From a resemblance to flowers in form and color, they are often called animal flowers and sea anemones. [See polyp.].
  • noun A genus in the family Actinidæ.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a sea anemone, a member of the genus Actinia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a genus of sea anemone common in rock pools
  • noun any sea anemone or related animal

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