[mi-trid-ee-uh m]


any sea anemone of the genus Metridium, common in cooler waters of the Northern Hemisphere.

Origin of metridium

< New Latin (1815), noun use of neuter of metridius having a womb, fruitful < Greek mētrídios, derivative of mḗtra womb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for metridium

Historical Examples of metridium

  • Its name is Metridium something or other; I forget the rest of it.

    The Lucky Seventh

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • A Metridium marginatum, the most common sea-anemone of this coast, was taken here which measured six inches in diameter.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide

    Augusta Foote Arnold