noun sa·bel·la \səˈbelə\

Definition of sabella

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus (the type of the family Sabellidae) of tube-dwelling marine polychaete worms with the prostomial palps modified into semicircular plumose gills

  2. 2 plural -s :  any worm of the genus Sabella


\-ləˌfȯrm\ adjective


\səˈbeˌlȯid, ˈsabəˌl-\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of sabella

New Latin, from Latin sabulum sand + New Latin -ella — more at sand

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to cast off or become cast off

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