Chalina

noun
Cha·​li·​na | \ kəˈlīnə, -ēnə \

Definition of Chalina

: a genus (the type of the family Chalinidae) of sponges that includes the finger sponge and dead-man's-fingers

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History and Etymology for Chalina

New Latin, modification of Greek chalinos bridle, strap

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“Chalina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chalina. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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