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feather-duster worm

[ feth-er -duhs-ter ]
/ ˈfɛð ər ˌdʌs tər /
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noun

any tube-dwelling polychaete worm of the families Sabellidae and Serpulidae, the numerous species having a crown of feathery tentacles used in feeding and respiration.

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Also called fan worm, feather worm.
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