Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A flattened, or saucer-shaped, pedunculate appendage, in campanularian hydroids, representing a reduced hydrotheca.
  • noun An instrument for obtaining specimens of water from any desired depth below the surface.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An instrument used for the purpose of obtaining specimens of water from any desired depth, as in a river, a lake, or the ocean.

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  • noun An instrument used to obtain specimens of water from any desired depth.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek

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