sea pen

Origin of sea pen

First recorded in 1755–65
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Examples from the Web for sea pen

Historical Examples of sea pen

  • Mr. Darwin's description of a kind of Sea-pen, Virgularia Patagonia, throws some curious light on the habits of these creatures.

    The Ocean World:

    Louis Figuier

  • I will only mention one other animal, a zoophyte (I believe Virgularia Patagonica), a kind of sea-pen.


British Dictionary definitions for sea pen

sea pen

noun
  1. any of various anthozoan coelenterates of the genus Pennatula and related genera, forming fleshy feather-like colonies in warm seas: order Pennatulacea
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