from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of tubicolous annelids having a circle of plumose gills around the head.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of Sabellid√¶, 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.
  • n. [lowercase] A worm of this genus, or any member of the Sabellid√¶: as, the fan-sabella, S. penicillus.


From Latin sabulum ("sand"). (Wiktionary)


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