from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of numerous species of club-shaped, compound Alcyonaria belonging to Veretillum and allied genera, of the tribe Pennatulacea. The whole colony can move about as if it were a simple animal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of Veretillidæ, having the upper portion of the colony short and clubshaped, with the polypites clustered around the circumference. V. cynomorium is an example.


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