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stone lily

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noun
  1. a fossil crinoid.

Origin of stone lily

First recorded in 1800–10
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Historical Examples

  • Encrinite, en′kri-nīt, n. a common fossil crinoid, found thick in limestone and marble—called also Stone-lily.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

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British Dictionary definitions for stone-lily

stone-lily

noun
  1. the fossil of any of several species of sea lily or crinoid
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