from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gorgoniaceous alcyonarian polyp; a sea-fan. See cuts under coral and Rhipidogorgia.
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Down plunged the diver, and soon rose dripping from the water, holding the sea-shrub in his hand.
Nothing, however, could they see -- nothing more valuable than a curious sea-shrub which was growing beneath the water in a crevice of the reef of rocks.
"We won't go back empty-handed," cried an English sailor, and then he spoke to one of the Indian divers: "Dive down and bring me that pretty sea-shrub there.