Entry from US English dictionary
noun (plural stone lilies)dated
A fossilized sea lily.
- 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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