sea lily


noun

a stalked, sessile crinoid.

Origin of sea lily

First recorded in 1875–80
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sea lily


noun

any of various sessile echinoderms, esp of the genus Ptilocrinus, in which the body consists of a long stalk attached to a hard surface and bearing a central disc with delicate radiating arms: class Crinoidea (crinoids)
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