• A crinoid or feather-star
    A crinoid or feather-star
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj crinoid of or relating to or belonging to the class Crinoidea
    • n crinoid primitive echinoderms having five or more feathery arms radiating from a central disk
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Crinoid krī"noid (Zoöl) Crinoidal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • crinoid Of or pertaining to the Crinoidea; containing or consisting of crinoids; encrinital.
    • n crinoid One of the Crinoidea; an encrinite; a stone-lily, sea-lily, lily-star, feather-star, or hair-star.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Crinoidea


In literature:

It is the age of the Crinoids or sea-lilies.
"The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
Godlewski used the same method for the hybridisation of the sea-urchin eggs with the sperm of a crinoid (Antedon rosacea).
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
Malformed specimens of Crinoids are known from the Triassic and Jurassic deposits.
"Medical Essays" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Group of Upper Silurian Crinoids.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
Crinoid giganteum, Excaecaria, Agallocha, no Rhizophores, Ipomaea floribus maximis, hypocrateriform, albis, foliis cordatis.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
The trilobites are gone, and of the crinoids only a remnant is left.
"Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20)" by Various
One of the most common is the crinoid.
"Diggers in the Earth" by Eva March Tappan
How like to a many-rayed starfish is our creeping crinoid!
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
The animals were corals, crinoids, and molluscs.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
"Seaside Studies in Natural History" by Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz
Buckland has calculated that in a crinoid similar to that in Fig.
"The Chain of Life in Geological Time" by Sir J. William Dawson
BUCKLAND, W., on the complexity of crinoids, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
Strings Crinoid and shell beads from grave, Calhoun Co., Ill., burial mound, Pike Co., Mo.
"American Antiquities" by Wm. B. Norman
Numerous specimens of crinoidal limestone.
"In the Arctic Seas" by Francis Leopold McClintock
This was also a fossil, probably crinoid stems.
"De Re Metallica" by Georgius Agricola
In the vicinity are valuable deposits of crinoid limestone, a coarse white building stone which takes a good polish.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 8" by Various
In the year 1882 it was stated by Dr. Halm and Dr. Weinhand that they had found fossil sponges, corals, and crinoids in meteoric stones!
"Astronomical Curiosities" by J. Ellard Gore
Crinoids, abundance of, 58.
"Omphalos" by Philip Henry Gosse
The limestone-making seas of the Silurian swarmed with corals, crinoids, and brachiopods.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton

In poetry:

"Tell us of thy food,--those half-marine refections,
Crinoids on the shell and Brachipods au naturel,--
Cuttlefish to which the pieuvre of Victor Hugo
Seems a periwinkle.
"To The Pliocene Skull" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

They almost never use the substrate to move about and can be found hovering near crinoids, sea grass, ropes, pilings, gorgonians, or sea fans.
Common fossils such as crinoids are abundant in the ancient creek gravel used as a safety surface material on some Knoxville playgrounds.
The rare Rhinopias aphanes, or weedy scorpionfish, mimics a crinoid as it lies in wait for prey.