crinoid

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English[edit]

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A pink feather star.

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κρίνον (krínon, lily) +‎ -oid.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɹʌɪnɔɪd/, /ˈkɹɪnɔɪd/

Noun[edit]

crinoid (plural crinoids)

  1. One of the numerous animals that make up the Crinoidea class; the feather star or "sea lily".

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Adjective[edit]

crinoid (comparative more crinoid, superlative most crinoid)

  1. Relating to or sharing the qualities and features of the Crinoidea class.
    • 1936, HP Lovecraft, ‘The Haunter of the Dark’:
      It was treasured and placed in its curious box by the crinoid things of Antarctica, salvaged from their ruins by the serpent-men of Valusia, and peered at aeons later in Lemuria by the first human beings.

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