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Red-Sea Squirt Halocyntia papillosa
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Red-sea Squirt (Halocyntia papillosa) is a species of sea squirt (tunicate) that are sometimes referred to as sea peaches. It is found in the Northeast Atlantic and Western Pacific oceans, along the Portuguese coast and in the Mediterranean Sea. It attaches itself to rocks and overhangs and occurs at depths of 6 to 325 feet. The Red-sea Squirt is generally about 4 inches high, but can...

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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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