noun Ed·ward·sia \eˈdwärdzēə, -wȧd-, -wȯ(r)d-\

Definition of Edwardsia

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Edwardsiidae) of sea anemones having eight mesenteries and living in tubes in the sand

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Origin and Etymology of edwardsia

New Latin, from Henri Milne-Edwards †1885 French zoologist + New Latin -ia

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to cast off or become cast off

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