from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of fossil corals abundant in the Silurian and Devonian rocks, having polygonal cells with perforated walls.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of fossil stone-corals, giving name to the family Favositidæ, occurring in the Silurian, Devonian, and Carboniferous strata: so called from the regular polygonal arrangement of the porecells, as in
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This contains corals belonging to the genus favosites; crinoideae are also found abundantly in the plains and distinguish this limestone from the others above-mentioned.
I looked in vain there for fossil bones, but I found projecting from the side of the cavern at the lowest part I reached a very perfect specimen of coral of the genus favosites.