Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The typical genus of Sabellidæ, containing large tubicolous cephalobranchiate marine annelids or sea-worms, with feathery or fan-like gills of remarkable delicacy and brilliancy, and greenish blood. See cut under cerebral.
  • noun [lowercase] A worm of this genus, or any member of the Sabellidæ: as, the fan-sabella, S. penicillus.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) A genus of tubicolous annelids having a circle of plumose gills around the head.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A seaworm of the genus Sabella, around 25 cm long, which lives in tubes that it builds itself.

Etymologies

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From Latin sabulum ("sand").

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