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).


capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!