Definition of sea lily in English:

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sea lily


A sedentary marine echinoderm which has a small body on a long jointed stalk, with feather-like arms to trap food.
  • Class Crinoidea.
Example sentences
  • These include trilobites, clams, soft bodied and hard-bodied sponges, sea cucumbers, sea lilies, worms, snails, brachiopods, jellyfish, etc.
  • Ambulatory relatives of the stalked sea lilies, feather stars use their arms to walk and to climb.
  • A spectacular array of bottom dwellers such as sea lilies, brittle stars, sponges, and bivalves congregate on coral reefs at depths of up to 1,340 meters.

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