noun \ˈkrī-ˌnid\

Definition of CRINOID

:  any of a large class (Crinoidea) of echinoderms usually having a somewhat cup-shaped body with five or more feathery arms — compare feather star, sea lily
crinoid adjective

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Origin of CRINOID

ultimately from Greek krinon lily
First Known Use: 1847


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