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sea anemone

n.
Any of numerous often colorful marine anthozoans of the order Actiniaria, having a flexible cylindrical body and a mouth surrounded by tentacles, and resembling a flower.

sea anemone

n
(Animals) any of various anthozoan coelenterates, esp of the order Actiniaria, having a polypoid body with oral rings of tentacles. See also actinia

sea′ anem`one


n.
any solitary, attached marine polyp of the order Actinaria, having a firm, gelatinous body topped with tentacles.

sea anemone

Any of numerous often brightly colored ocean-dwelling animals that resemble flowers and are related to the jellyfish and corals. Anemones are cnidarians and have a flexible cylindrical body with tentacles surrounding a central mouth.
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Noun1.sea anemone - marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of tentaclessea anemone - marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of tentacles; differ from corals in forming no hard skeleton
actinozoan, anthozoan - sessile marine coelenterates including solitary and colonial polyps; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed
actinian, actiniarian, actinia - any sea anemone or related animal
Translations
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sea anemone

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They had not intended to spend the afternoon, but found themselves too fascinated to turn away from the breakers bursting upon the rocks and from the many kinds of colorful sea life starfish, crabs, mussels, sea anemones, and, once, in a rock-pool, a small devilfish that chilled their blood when it cast the hooded net of its body around the small crabs they tossed to it.
I had been restless, dreaming most disagreeably that I was drowned, and that sea anemones were feeling over my face with their soft palps.
The wreck has turned into an artificial reef that hosts thousands of fish species such as groupers, barracuda, bream, and others, along with coral, sea anemones and other underwater vegetation.
Plus, larger animals such as angel fish, jellyfish, octopus, sea anemones, crabs, lobsters and even sea turtles were made from clear plastic salad containers, which formed the bodies, and pieces of soda bottles, which became the feet.
Gordon said they plan to conduct more research related to corals and sea anemones and conduct gene sequencing on fresh samples.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The findings of a new research indicated that a deep-water creature once thought to be one of the world's largest sea anemones, with tentacles reaching more than 6.
18 ( ANI ): Researchers using a camera-equipped robot to survey the area under Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf, unexpectedly stumbled onto a new species of small sea anemones that were burrowed into the ice, with their tentacles protruding into frigid water like flowers from a ceiling.
Not many know that clown fish hide in sea anemones to protect themselves from danger.
The area is rich in sea anemones, sea stars, urchins and kelp, and naturalists will be stationed at the tidepools from 9 a.
It contains more than 3,600 species of marine flora and fauna, 117 species of corals, as well as sea turtles, whales, dugongs, dolphins, sea cucumbers, sea anemones, and mangroves.
At the weekend, as our classic summer heatwave turned from searing to hot and balmy, the rain clouds started to build, and I found myself clinging to the warm face of the Tor to escape a sudden downpour, marvelling at the starfish, mussels, sea anemones, barnacles and other creatures that were cuddling the ancient rock alongside me.