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