sea pen

noun

Definition of sea pen 

: any of numerous anthozoans (order Pennatulacea) growing in colonies with a feathery form

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The National Aquarium's seven dolphins are being trained in skills needed for transit and medical care before they're relocated to a much larger sea pen 50 to 100 times larger than their current home. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, "National Aquarium dolphins are learning their biggest trick yet — traveling to a new home," 23 May 2018 One possibility is to capture some females and males and place them in floating sea pens, or within a cordoned refuge. Nick Pyenson, Smithsonian, "There Are Possibly Only 30 of These Rare Porposies Left on the Planet," 26 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of sea pen

1763, in the meaning defined above

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