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Star Ascidian Botryllus schlosseri
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Star Ascidian (Botryllus schlosseri), also known as the Golden Star Tunicate, is a species of invasive ascidian tunicate which can be found almost throughout the world’s oceans. Its native range is within the Atlantic Ocean from the Bay of Fundy to North Carolina, and is the most common colonial tunicate in North America. It grows on slow-moving, submerged objects, plants, and animals in...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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