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Definition of sea fan in English:

noun

A horny coral with a vertical tree- or fan-like skeleton, living chiefly in warmer seas.
  • Gorgonis and other genera, order Gorgonacea
Example sentences
  • Soft corals such as the sea fan are both its feeding ground and its food.
  • After scaling a sea fan, the feather star might stay for a while, hanging on by means of tiny hooks called cirri.
  • Our afternoon dive was at Gorgonian One, aptly named after a giant sea fan the size of a small shed.

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