from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small vest.
- n. Any of several species of actinian of the genus Cerianthus, with a long, smooth, tapering body and two separate circles of tentacles around the mouth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of several species of actinians belonging to the genus Cerianthus. These animals have a long, smooth body tapering to the base, and two separate circles of tentacles around the mouth. They form a tough, flexible, feltlike tube with a smooth internal lining, in which they dwell, whence the name.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tubicolous sea-anemone of the genus Cerianthus, as C. borealis.
Though this vestlet is very frail and though the sandy outer coat is liable to drop off (when it collapses altogether), it seems to me to indicate distinct progress, a successful accomplishment in the direction of isolation, independence, and security.