sea feather


noun

any of several anthozoans of the order Gorgonacea, in which the colony assumes a featherlike shape.

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Origin of sea feather

First recorded in 1615–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for sea feather

  • It was a pretty big thing, for it was a sea-feather over five feet high,—a regular tree.

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  • He just put one hand under my right arm, in which I held the sea-feather, and then we struck out together for the boat.

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  • "No," said I, "take this," and he seized the sea-feather and pulled it in.

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  • There was a lot of curious things on the piece of rock which had come up with the sea-feather.

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