Definition of


  1. (noun, animal) primitive echinoderms having five or more feathery arms radiating from a central disk
  2. (adj, pert) of or relating to or belonging to the class Crinoidea

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Crinoid

Derivations: crinoid

Hyponyms: comatulid, feather star, sea lily

Hypernyms: echinoderm

Origin of the word Crinoid

  1. 1836, from Gk. krinoeides "lily-like." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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