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  • n. A vitreous sponge of the genus Hyalonema, with a long stem, consisting of a bundle of long glassy siliceous fibres twisted together.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A remarkable vitreous sponge, of the genus Hyalonema, first brought from Japan. It has a long stem, consisting of a bundle of long and large, glassy, siliceous fibers, twisted together.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The stem of a glass-sponge, as Hyalonema.


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