[syn: actinia, actinian, actiniarian]
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].
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,