sea squirt

sea squirt
sea′ squirt`
ivt any of several attached tunicates of the class Ascidiacea, that, on contraction, eject a stream of water
Etymology: 1840–50

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Sea squirt — (Zo[ o]l.) An ascidian. See Illust. under {Tunicata}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea squirt — n. ASCIDIAN …   English World dictionary

  • sea squirt — noun ascidian that can contract its body and eject streams of water • Hypernyms: ↑ascidian * * * noun Etymology: so called from its habit of contracting and squirting out water when disturbed : a simple ascidian * * * any tunicate, esp. a sessile …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea squirt — any tunicate, esp. a sessile ascidian, so called from its habit of contracting its body and ejecting streams of water when disturbed. [1840 50] * * * Any tunicate in the class Ascidiacea; found in seas worldwide. Resembling potatoes more than… …   Universalium

  • sea squirt — noun Date: 1850 ascidian …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sea squirt — noun Any sessile tunicate, of the class Ascidiacea, which squirts water from two openings when touched; they are filter feeders Syn: cunji …   Wiktionary

  • sea squirt — noun a marine tunicate which has a bag like body with orifices through which water flows into and out of a central pharynx. [Class Ascidiacea.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • sea squirt — /ˈsi skwɜt/ (say see skwert) noun 1. an ascidian; tunicate. 2. → cunjevoi1 (def. 1) …  

  • Squirt (disambiguation) — Squirt can refer to the following:* Squirt, a citrus flavored soft drink * Squirt , a New Zealand children s television series * Squirt TV, public access cable channel * Squirt (Fluke song) , a song by Fluke * Sea squirt * diarrhea * Little… …   Wikipedia

  • Sea pineapple — Taxobox name = Sea pineapple image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata subphylum = Urochordata classis = Ascidiacea ordo = Pleurogona subordo = Stolidobranchia familia = Pyuridae genus = Halocynthia species = H. roretzi binomial =… …   Wikipedia

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