Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various marine anthozoans of the families Stylatulidae and Funiculinidae, resembling and related to the sea feathers.

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  • n. A colonial marine cnidarian of the order Pennatulacea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a pennatula.

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  • n. fleshy featherlike warm-water colonies

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From its resemblance to a quill pen.

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From the feather-like appearance of some species, reminiscent of antique quill pens.

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