Definition of Sea lily

1. Noun. Crinoid with delicate radiating arms and a stalked body attached to a hard surface.

Generic synonyms: Crinoid
Group relationships: Genus Ptilocrinus, Ptilocrinus

Definition of Sea lily

1. Noun. Any of several stalked crinoids, which use the stalk to fix themselves in the bottom of the sea. ¹

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Medical Definition of Sea lily

1. A crinoid. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Lily

sea lark
sea larks
sea lavender
sea lawyer
sea legs
sea lemon
sea lemons
sea leopard
sea leopards
sea letter
sea lettuce
sea lettuces
sea level
sea levels
sea lilies
sea lily (current term)
sea lion
sea lions
sea loach
sea louse
sea mantis
sea mark
sea mat
sea maw
sea mew
sea mile
sea milkwort
sea monk
sea monks

Literary usage of Sea lily

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1. Some Imagist Poets: An Anthology by Richard Aldington (1915)
"... sea lily slashed and torn, but doubly rich — such great heads as yours drift upon temple'Steps, but you are shattered in the wind. ..."

2. A Textbook in General Zoology by Henry Richardson Linville, Henry Augustus Kelly (1906)
"Sea-Lily. Reduced as it were, on tiptoe, so that the ramifications of the arms form a kind ... THE SEA-LILY At the present day we find here and there in the ..."

3. Charis: Essays in Honor of Sara A. Immerwahr by Sara Anderson Immerwahr, Anne Proctor Chapin (2004)
"The plants include the crocus, Madonna lily, sea lily (Pancratium lily), rose, ... 1 The sea lily (Pancratium maritimum L.), which grows on seaside sand ..."

4. Prospecting for Gold and Silver in North America by Arthur Lakes (1896)
"He may find remains of sea-weeds, corals and shells, and fragments of a sort of sea-worm called a Crinoid, or sea-lily. The little discs with a hole in the ..."

5. English Mechanic and World of Science: With which are Incorporated "the (1882)
"The paper of the evening was read, "On the Sea-Lily ... From an example of a " mend" in a fragment from the plume of a Sea-Lily, the subject of the ..."

6. Hunt's Yachting Magazine (1868)
"our bluff blue jackets would as soon thought of matching one of their vessels with the tiny sea lily as of comparing Eclipse with a Shetland pony. ..."

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