- any sedentary marine animal of the phylum Coelenterata, having a columnar body and one or more circles of tentacles surrounding the mouth.
Origin of sea anemone
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Historical Examples of sea anemone
It was sucked in by the little fingers as by the soft feelers of the sea-anemone.The Manxman
Like the Sea-Anemone it preys on animals smaller than itself.Stories of the Universe: Animal Life
Surely he must—Why, a sea-anemone would be torn with jealousy at such a tale.The Man Upstairs
P. G. Wodehouse
You see it is that; I am simple; not a sea-anemone of taste, like you.Tante
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
The sea-anemone waved all his arms about wildly to show that he was pleased.Fairies I Have Met
Maud Margaret Key Stawell
- any of various anthozoan coelenterates, esp of the order Actiniaria, having a polypoid body with oral rings of tentaclesSee also actinia
- Any of numerous, often brightly colored cnidarians of the class Anthozoa, having flexible cylindrical bodies with tentacles surrounding a central mouth. Sea anemones are related to jellyfish and corals, but have no free-swimming (medusoid) stage, and resemble flowers.