from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A siliceous sponge, of the genus Hyalonema, and allied genera; -- so called from their glassy fibers or spicules; -- called also vitreous sponge. See glass-rope, and euplectella.
  • n. See Glass-sponge, in the Vocabulary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A species of silicious sponge, Hyalonema sieboldi, found in Japan.

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

  • n. a siliceous sponge (with glassy spicules) of the class Hyalospongiae


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