Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pennatulaceous polyp, especially of the family Pennatulidæ; a sea-feather. See cut under Alcyonaria.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) A pennatula.

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Examples

  • The fleshy appendage at the lower extremity of the sea-pen (described at Bahia Blanca) also forms part of the zoophyte, as a whole, in the same manner as the roots of a tree form part of the whole tree, and not of the individual leaf or flower-buds.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • The fleshy appendage at the lower extremity of the sea-pen (described at Bahia Blanca) also forms part of the zoophyte, as a whole, in the same manner as the roots of a tree form part of the whole tree, and not of the individual leaf or flower-buds.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • The fleshy appendage at the lower extremity of the sea-pen (described at Bahia Blanca) also forms part of the zoophyte, as a whole, in the same manner as the roots of a tree form part of the whole tree, and not of the individual leaf or flower-buds.

    Chapter IX

  • I will only mention one other animal, a zoophyte (I believe Virgularia Patagonica), a kind of sea-pen.

    Chapter V

  • The fleshy appendage at the lower extremity of the sea-pen (described at Bahia Blanca) also forms part of the zoophyte, as a whole, in the same manner as the roots of a tree form part of the whole tree, and not of the individual leaf or flower-buds.

    The Voyage of the Beagle

  • Every sea-pen is glorious in its light, in fact, nearly every eight-armed Alcyonarian is thus resplendent, and the social Pyrosoma, bulky and a free swimmer, glows like a bar of hot metal with a white and green radiance. "

    Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20) Wonders of Earth, Sea and Sky

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