feather star


noun

a free-swimming crinoid.

Origin of feather star

First recorded in 1860–65
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feather star


noun

any free-swimming crinoid echinoderm of the genus Antedon and related genera, living on muddy sea bottoms and having ten feathery arms radiating from a small central disc
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