sea whip


Definition of sea whip

: any of various gorgonian corals with elongated flexible unbranched or little-branched whiplike colonies

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Recent Examples on the Web Try Clinique's Acne Solution Clearing Gel, a two-time Best of Beauty winner that packs both salicylic acid and sea whip extract — an ingredient with skin-soothing properties — to help counteract the dryness sometimes caused by salicylic acid. Deanna Pai, Allure, "How to Identify and Find the Best Treatment for Every Kind of Acne," 18 Apr. 2018 This month’s string of nor’easters pounded the coast and flooded roads, particularly when high tides coincided with seas whipped up by the storms. Elise Takahama,, "Coastal flooding on the East Coast is worsening, causing roadways to suffer, report says," 29 Mar. 2018 Divers from around the world flock here to swim with massive manta rays and glide though undersea forests of brain corals, blue staghorns and orange sea whips. Mark Johanson,, "Paradise takes many forms on this Indonesian archipelago," 23 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of sea whip

1775, in the meaning defined above

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“Sea whip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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