Cake urchin
Cake Cake (k[=a]k), n. [OE. cake, kaak; akin to Dan. kage, Sw. & Icel. kaka, D. koek, G.kuchen, OHG. chuocho.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small mass of dough baked; especially, a thin loaf from unleavened dough; as, an oatmeal cake; johnnycake. [1913 Webster]

2. A sweetened composition of flour and other ingredients, leavened or unleavened, baked in a loaf or mass of any size or shape. [1913 Webster]

3. A thin wafer-shaped mass of fried batter; a griddlecake or pancake; as buckwheat cakes. [1913 Webster]

4. A mass of matter concreted, congealed, or molded into a solid mass of any form, esp. into a form rather flat than high; as, a cake of soap; an ague cake. [1913 Webster]

Cakes of rusting ice come rolling down the flood. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Cake urchin} (Zo["o]l), any species of flat sea urchins belonging to the {Clypeastroidea}.

{Oil cake} the refuse of flax seed, cotton seed, or other vegetable substance from which oil has been expressed, compacted into a solid mass, and used as food for cattle, for manure, or for other purposes.

{To have one's cake dough}, to fail or be disappointed in what one has undertaken or expected. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cake urchin — ▪ species of echinoderm       any of the echinoid marine invertebrates of the order Clypeastroida (phylum Echinodermata), in which the body is flattened. The surface is covered with short spines (often furlike) and inconspicuous pedicellariae… …   Universalium

  • cake urchin — noun Etymology: so called from the disklike shape : a strongly flattened sea urchin (order Exocycloida): as a. : sand dollar b. : keyhole urchin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cake — (k[=a]k), n. [OE. cake, kaak; akin to Dan. kage, Sw. & Icel. kaka, D. koek, G.kuchen, OHG. chuocho.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small mass of dough baked; especially, a thin loaf from unleavened dough; as, an oatmeal cake; johnnycake. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • urchin — /err chin/, n. 1. a mischievous boy. 2. any small boy or youngster. 3. See sea urchin. 4. either of two small rollers covered with card clothing used in conjunction with the cylinder in carding. 5. Chiefly Brit. Dial. a hedgehog. 6. Obs. an elf… …   Universalium

  • Oil cake — Cake Cake (k[=a]k), n. [OE. cake, kaak; akin to Dan. kage, Sw. & Icel. kaka, D. koek, G.kuchen, OHG. chuocho.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small mass of dough baked; especially, a thin loaf from unleavened dough; as, an oatmeal cake; johnnycake. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To have one's cake dough — Cake Cake (k[=a]k), n. [OE. cake, kaak; akin to Dan. kage, Sw. & Icel. kaka, D. koek, G.kuchen, OHG. chuocho.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small mass of dough baked; especially, a thin loaf from unleavened dough; as, an oatmeal cake; johnnycake. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea urchin — 1. any echinoderm of the class Echinoidea, having a somewhat globular or discoid form, and a shell composed of many calcareous plates covered with projecting spines. 2. a tall evergreen shrub or small tree, Hakea laurina, of Australia, having… …   Universalium

  • List of echinoderms of the Houtman Abrolhos — The marine waters of the Houtman Abrolhos, an island chain off the coast of Western Australia, has been recorded as containing 172 species of echinoderm in ?? genera. This extremely high diversity has been attributed to a combination of factors,… …   Wikipedia

  • Sand dollar — Temporal range: 56 –0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • clypeastroid — I. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|aˌstrȯid adjective Etymology: New Latin Clypeastroida : of or relating to the Clypeastrina II. noun ( s) : one of the Clypeastrina : cake urchin …   Useful english dictionary

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