sea anemone

noun
|Updated on: 4 Jul 2018

Definition of sea anemone

: any of numerous usually solitary anthozoan polyps (order Actiniaria) whose form, bright and varied colors, and cluster of tentacles superficially resemble a flower

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SEA ANEMONE Defined for English Language Learners

sea anemone

Definition of sea anemone for English Language Learners

  • : a small, brightly colored sea animal that looks like a flower and sticks to rocks, coral, etc.


SEA ANEMONE Defined for Kids

sea anemone

noun

Definition of sea anemone for Students

: a hollow sea animal that is related to the coral and has a cluster of tentacles around its mouth

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