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sea lily

a stalked, sessile crinoid.
Origin of sea lily
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The sea lily (p.49) is one of the flower-like animals; it is a relative of the Starfish, living in deep water.

    On the Seashore

    R. Cadwallader Smith
British Dictionary definitions for sea lily

sea lily

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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