Definitions

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

  • noun Any of various solitary or colonial sedentary tunicates of the class Ascidiacea, having a sac-shaped body with two siphons.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any ascidian or tunicate: so called from their squirting water when they contract.

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

  • (Zoöl.) An ascidian. See Illust. under tunicata.

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

  • noun Any sessile tunicate, of the class Ascidiacea, which squirts water from two openings when touched; they are filter feeders

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

  • noun ascidian that can contract its body and eject streams of water

Etymologies

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

[From its habit of squirting water when disturbed.]

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