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

  • n. Any of numerous crinoids of the genus Antedon and related genera, having a free-swimming, stalkless adult stage with branched feathery arms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Comatula.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A common name of the sea-lilies or crinoids of the family Comatulidæ (which see), such as the Comatula (or Antedon) rosacea: so called from the feathery appearance and radiate structure.

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

  • n. free-swimming stalkless crinoid with ten feathery arms; found on muddy sea bottoms


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