Sea cucumber
Sea cucumber Sea" cu"cum*ber (Zo["o]l.) Any large holothurian, especially one of those belonging to the genus {Pentacta}, or {Cucumaria}, as the common American and European species. ({P. frondosa}). [1913 Webster]

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  • sea cucumber — n. HOLOTHURIAN …   English World dictionary

  • Sea cucumber — For the food product made from sea cucumber, see Sea cucumber (food). Sea cucumber A sea cucumber from the Mediterranean Sea Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • sea cucumber — any echinoderm of the class Holothuroidea, having a long, leathery body with tentacles around the anterior end. [1595 1605] * * * Any of 1,100 species of echinoderms constituting the class Holothurioidea, found in all oceans, mostly in shallow… …   Universalium

  • sea cucumber — Trepang Tre*pang , n. [Malay tr[=i]pang.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of large holothurians, some of which are dried and extensively used as food in China; called also {b[^e]che de mer}, {sea cucumber}, and {sea slug}. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea cucumber —   Loli (for various kinds, see loli and entries that follow it), weli, weliweli, ma ihole, kūnounou, hulali, hūlalilali, ūpalu, kūneuneu, unae, ka ukama kai. See ex. of word magic, iloli.    ♦ Catch the sea cucumber by mistake, a blind fish, hopu …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • sea cucumber — sea′ cu cumber n. ivt any echinoderm of the class Holothuroidea, having a long, body and tentacles around the mouth • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea cucumber — n. marine invertebrate with a long body shaped like a cucumber …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sea-cucumber — n. Trepang, sea slug, sea pudding, bêche de mer …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sea cucumber — noun Date: 1841 any of a class (Holothurioidea) of echinoderms having a tough muscular elongate body with tentacles surrounding the mouth called also holothurian …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sea cucumber — noun an echinoderm of the class Holothuroidea, with an elongated body and leathery skin. Syn: trepang …   Wiktionary

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