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sea lily

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noun
  1. a stalked, sessile crinoid.

Origin of sea lily

First recorded in 1875–80
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  • The sea-lily fills the rocks no longer; the sea-urchin is very abundant.

    The Story of Evolution

    Joseph McCabe


British Dictionary definitions for sea lily

sea lily

noun
  1. any of various sessile echinoderms, esp of the genus Ptilocrinus, in which the body consists of a long stalk attached to a hard surface and bearing a central disc with delicate radiating arms: class Crinoidea (crinoids)
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