sea whip

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Plus, a blend of ingredients like caffeine, kola nut extract, and sea whip extract help to reduce redness. Victoria Moorhouse, Forbes, 28 May 2021 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, 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, BostonGlobe.com, 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, chicagotribune.com, 23 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sea whip was in 1775

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“Sea whip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20whip. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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