sea mice

sea mouse

noun
any of several large, marine annelids of the genus Aphrodite and related genera, having a covering of long, fine, hairlike setae.

Origin:
1510–20

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sea mouse
 
n
any of several large polychaete worms of the genus Aphrodite and related genera, having a broad flattened body covered dorsally with a dense mat of iridescent hairlike chaetae
 
[C16: so called because of its appearance]

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