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feather star

noun
1.
a free-swimming crinoid.
Origin of feather star
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65
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  • Other movements of the feather star are equally interesting.

    The Sea Shore William S. Furneaux
British Dictionary definitions for feather star

feather star

noun
1.
any free-swimming crinoid echinoderm of the genus Antedon and related genera, living on muddy sea bottoms and having ten feathery arms radiating from a small central disc
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