Alcyonacea

plural noun

Al·​cy·​o·​na·​cea
ˌal-sē-ə-ˈnā-sh(ē-)ə
: an order or other division of Alcyonaria comprising the soft corals
alcyonacean
ˌal-sē-ə-ˈnā-shən
adjective or noun
alcyonic
¦al-sē-¦ä-nik
adjective
alcyoniform
¦al-sē-¦ä-nə-ˌfȯrm
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Alcyonium + -acea

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alcyonacea was in 1851

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“Alcyonacea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alcyonacea. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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