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gorgonia


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gorgonia  \Gor*go"ni*a\  (g[^o]r*g[=o]"n[i^]*[.a]),  n.  [L.,  a 
  coral  which  hardens  in  the  air.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  1.  A  genus  of  Gorgoniacea,  formerly  very  extensive,  but  now 
  restricted  to  such  species  as  the  West  Indian  sea  fan 
  ({Gorgonia  flabellum}),  sea  plume  ({G.  setosa}),  and  other 
  allied  species  having  a  flexible,  horny  axis. 
 
  2.  Any  slender  branched  gorgonian. 




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