Meaning of CRINOID in English



Pronunciation: ' kr ī - ˌ no ̇ id

Function: noun

Etymology: ultimately from Greek krinon lily

Date: 1847

: any of a large class (Crinoidea) of echinoderms usually having a somewhat cup-shaped body with five or more feathery arms ― compare FEATHER STAR , SEA LILY

– crinoid adjective


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