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A polyp; specifically an individual polyp of a colonial anthozoan. In later use also: = "anthozoan".
Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From Anthozoa + -oid. As noun, perhaps re-formed from antho- + either zooid or zoid.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.