from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various marine crinoids having a flowerlike body supported by a long stalk and usually anchored to the ocean floor in deep water.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A living crinoid; a lily-star; a feather-star. The fossil encrinites are commonly distinguished as stone-lilies.

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

  • (Zoöl.) A crinoid.

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

  • noun Any of several stalked crinoids, which use the stalk to fix themselves in the bottom of the sea.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun crinoid with delicate radiating arms and a stalked body attached to a hard surface


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