AlcyoniumAl`cy*o"ni*um\, n. [Gr. ? a zo["o]phyte, so called from being like the halcyon's nest.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of fleshy Alcyonaria, its polyps somewhat resembling flowers with eight fringed rays. The term was also formerly used for certain species of sponges.
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
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