from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A zoöphyte or phytozoön; a radiated animal resembling or likened to a flower, as many of the Actinozoa: a term especially applied to seaanemones, but also extended to various other zoöphytes which at one end are fixed as if rooted, and at the other are expanded like a flower.
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At the slightest jar every animal-flower vanishes instantly.
Then the stem grows tall and slender, and upon the summit blooms or is developed the animal-flower.
the sun lets go the air, the animal-flower unfolds;