plural noun
Al·​cy·​o·​na·​cea | \ ˌal-sē-ə-ˈnā-sh(ē-)ə \

Definition of Alcyonacea

: an order or other division of Alcyonaria comprising the soft corals

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Other Words from Alcyonacea

alcyonacean \ ˌal-​sē-​ə-​ˈnā-​shən \ adjective or noun
alcyonic \ ¦al-​sē-​¦ä-​nik \ adjective
alcyoniform \ ¦al-​sē-​¦ä-​nə-​ˌfȯrm \ adjective

First Known Use of Alcyonacea

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alcyonacea

New Latin, from Alcyonium + -acea

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“Alcyonacea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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