EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun 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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It was sucked in by the little fingers as by the soft feelers of the sea-anemone.
Like the Sea-Anemone it preys on animals smaller than itself.
Surely he must—Why, a sea-anemone would be torn with jealousy at such a tale.
You see it is that; I am simple; not a sea-anemone of taste, like you.
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
The sea-anemone waved all his arms about wildly to show that he was pleased.
British Dictionary definitions for sea anemone noun any of various anthozoan coelenterates, esp of the order Actiniaria, having a polypoid body with oral rings of tentacles See also actinia
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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.
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