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 for Actinia
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Actinia \Ac*tin"i*a\, n.; pl. L. Actini[ae], E. Actinias.
     [Latinized fr. Gr. ?, ?, ray.] (Zool.)
        (a) An animal of the class Anthozoa, and family
            Actinid[ae]. From a resemblance to flowers in form
            and color, they are often called animal flowers and
            sea anemones. [See Polyp.].
        (b) A genus in the family Actinid[ae].
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a genus of sea anemone common in rock pools [syn:
           Actinia, genus Actinia]
      2: any sea anemone or related animal [syn: actinia,
         actinian, actiniarian]

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