from The Century Dictionary.
- A Linnean genus of polyps, typical of the family Gorgoniidæ; the sea-fans with arborescent sclerobase. See cut under
- A genus of noctuid moths.
- A genus of gnus. See
gnu. Also Gorgon. J. E. Gray.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) A genus of Gorgoniacea, formerly very extensive, but now restricted to such species as the West Indian sea fan (
Gorgonia flabellum), sea plume ( G. setosa), and other allied species having a flexible, horny axis.
- noun Any slender branched gorgonian.
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There are interesting pinnacles here, but this site is known especially for the amazing deep-water gorgonia that inhabit the wall.