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  • n. A bright-coloured European actinian (Anemonia or Anthea sulcata).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bright-colored European actinian (Anemonia sulcata, syn. Anthea sulcata); -- so called because it does not retract its tentacles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A European sea-anemone, Anthea cereus, haviug long tentacles which cannot be retracted, whence the name.

Etymologies

ope +‎ -let? So called because it does not retract its tentacles. (Wiktionary)

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