Gor*go"ni*a (?), n. [L., a coral which hardens in the air.] Zool.

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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