from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Cuvier's classification, the third tribe of the coral family, corresponding to the modern Pennatulaceæ of alcyonarian polyps. It contained the genera Pennatula. Virgularia, Veretillum, and Umbellularia.
  • n. In Lamarek's classification (1801–12), an order of Polypi, containing the crinoids.
  • n. In Walckenaer's classification, a division of spiders, such as those of the genus Argyroneta; the diving- or water-spiders.
  • n. The swimming birds. See Natatores.


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