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sea anemone

noun

Simple Definition of sea anemone

  • : a small, brightly colored sea animal that looks like a flower and sticks to rocks, coral, etc.

Full Definition of sea anemone

  1. :  any of numerous usually solitary anthozoan polyps (order Actiniaria) whose form, bright and varied colors, and cluster of tentacles superficially resemble a flower

1742

First Known Use of sea anemone

1742


SEA ANEMONE Defined for Kids

sea anemone

noun

Definition of sea anemone

  1. :  a hollow sea animal that is related to the coral and has a cluster of tentacles around its mouth




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