- a sea anemone, especially of the genus Actinia.
Origin of actinia
Examples from the Web for actinia
Historical Examples of actinia
The locomotive power of the anemone, or actinia, is very sluggish.
Actinia Mesembryanthemum, partially expanded; (a) Ditto, closed.Glaucus
The first twelve mesenteries are disposed in couples, and do not differ from those of Actinia except in size.
Each several coral-individual is equivalent to a single living polyp (actinia).The Wonders of Life
The Actinia crassicornis, Asterias glacialis and oculata, are common.An Account of the Bell Rock Light-House
- any sea anemone of the genus Actinia, which are common in rock pools