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

  Sea anemone \Sea" a*nem"o*ne\ (Zool.)
     Any one of numerous species of soft-bodied Anthozoa,
     belonging to the order Actinaria; an actinian.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: They have the oral disk surrounded by one or more
           circles of simple tapering tentacles, which are often
           very numerous, and when expanded somewhat resemble the
           petals of flowers, with colors varied and often very
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sea anemone
      n 1: marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of
           tentacles; differ from corals in forming no hard skeleton
           [syn: sea anemone, anemone]

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