sea anemone

Pronunciation: [uh-NIHM-uh-nee]

Any of many varieties of flowerlike marine animals of which two—the oplet and the beadlet—are used as food in France. The body cavity is cut into pieces and usually either batter-fried or used in soups.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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