Definitions

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  • n. Any of numerous corals of Virgularia and allied genera in the family Virgularidae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of numerous species of long, slender Alcyonaria belonging to Virgularia and allied genera of the family Virgularidæ. These corals are allied to the sea-pens, but have a long rodlike rhachis inclosing a slender, round or square, calcareous axis. The polyps are arranged in transverse rows or clusters along each side of the rhachis.

Etymologies

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Latin virgula a small rod.

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