Definition of stone lily in English:

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stone lily

Entry from US English dictionary

noun (plural stone lilies)

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A fossilized sea lily.
Example sentences
  • One of the most beautiful of these stones is the encrinital marble, a material which owes its peculiarities to the presence of numerous encrinites, or stone-lilies.
  • Now these serpulae could only have begun to grow after the death of some of the stone-lilies, parts of whose skeletons had been strewed over the floor of the ocean before the irruption of argillaceous mud.

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Syllabification: stone lil·y

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