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sea anemone

Translation of sea anemone in Spanish:

noun

  • (Zoology)
    anémona (feminine) or ortiga (feminine) de mar
    Example sentences
    • Our last day together we took a trip to the coast at low tide and saw sea anemones, barnacles, and mussels in the tide pools.
    • Scattered about were sea anemones, reddish lumps in the daylight, but, I was told, when they opened at night their massed tentacles would be almost scarlet.
    • There were sea anemones, lots of colorful starfish, and even some sea urchins.

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