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
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- noun Any
sessile tunicate, of the class Ascidiacea, which squirts water from two openings when touched; they are filter feeders
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- noun ascidian that can contract its body and eject streams of water
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From its habit of squirting water when disturbed.]
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