From Latin comatulus (“having hair neatly curled”), diminutive from coma hair.
- (obsolete) A polyphyletic former genus
- (obsolete) A grouping that includes Antedon and related genera. When young they are fixed by a stem. When adult they become detached and cling to seaweeds, etc., by their dorsal cirri.
- feather star
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.