Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sea anemone.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or resembling an actinia.
  • noun An animal of the family Actiniidæ or of the order Actiniidea.

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

  • noun any sea anemone or related animal.

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

  • noun zoology A sea anemone (of the order Actiniaria)

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

  • noun any sea anemone or related animal

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Actīnia, genus name, from Greek aktīs, aktīn-, ray; see actino–.]

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