noun Eu·plec·tel·la \ˌyüˌplekˈtelə\

Definition of Euplectella

  1. :  a genus of hyalosponges comprising the Venus's-flower-basket, having a skeleton of interwoven siliceous spicules, and growing in the form of a cornucopia

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of euplectella

New Latin, from Greek euplektos well plaited (from eu- + plektos plaited, from plekein to plait) + New Latin -ella — more at ply

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Euplectella? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!