sea anemone

noun

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

Examples of sea anemone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The priestess owns a live sea anemone, an increasingly rare creature of immense value, and soon Acilde decides to steal it in order to pay for a dose of a magical elixir that will transform her into a man. Daniel Alarcón, The New Yorker, "Rita Indiana’s Songs for the Apocalypse," 19 Oct. 2020 The starlet sea anemone is a tiny invertebrate that lives in shallow, salty lagoons. Claire Bugos, Smithsonian Magazine, "These Sea Anemones Grow Limbs When They Eat," 15 Sep. 2020 Look out for eels’ eyes peeking out from coral castles, and watch the glowing green tentacles of a sea anemone wriggle in the tide. Shannon Sims, New York Times, "36 Hours in Curaçao," 11 Feb. 2020 More parks to check out this time of year: Olympic National Park, WA, for towering sea stack rock formations and some of the best tide pools on earth, boasting neon pink and chartreuse sea anemones and bright orange seastars. Kate Wertheimer, Sunset Magazine, "National Parks Will Be Free These Five Days in 2020–Here’s Where to Go When," 17 Jan. 2020 More parks to check out this time of year: Olympic National Park, WA, for towering sea stack rock formations and some of the best tide pools on earth, boasting neon pink and chartreuse sea anemones and bright orange seastars. Kate Wertheimer, Sunset Magazine, "National Parks Will Be Free These Five Days in 2020–Here’s Where to Go When," 17 Jan. 2020 More parks to check out this time of year: Olympic National Park, WA, for towering sea stack rock formations and some of the best tide pools on earth, boasting neon pink and chartreuse sea anemones and bright orange seastars. Kate Wertheimer, Sunset Magazine, "National Parks Will Be Free These Five Days in 2020–Here’s Where to Go When," 17 Jan. 2020 More parks to check out this time of year: Olympic National Park, WA, for towering sea stack rock formations and some of the best tide pools on earth, boasting neon pink and chartreuse sea anemones and bright orange seastars. Kate Wertheimer, Sunset Magazine, "National Parks Will Be Free These Five Days in 2020–Here’s Where to Go When," 17 Jan. 2020 Jellyfish, sea anemones, and corals belong to a separate branch of the animal kingdom called cnidaria. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Researchers find an animal without mitochondria," 26 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of sea anemone

1742, in the meaning defined above

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“Sea anemone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20anemone. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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sea anemone

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sea anemone

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

sea anemone

noun

Kids Definition of sea anemone

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

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