sea urchin

sea urchin
sea urchin NOUN a marine animal which has a shell covered in mobile spines.

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  • sea urchin — sea urchins N COUNT A sea urchin is a small round sea creature that has a hard shell covered with sharp points …   English dictionary

  • Sea urchin — Sea ur chin (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of echinoderms of the order {Echinoidea}. Note: When living they are covered with movable spines which are often long and sharp. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea urchin — sea .urchin n a small round sea animal with a hard shell covered in sharp points …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sea urchin — sea ,urchin noun count a small round animal that lives in the ocean and has a hard shell with sharp points …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sea urchin — n. [so named because of its spines] any of various orders of echinoid echinoderms having a somewhat globular body of fused skeletal plates studded with long, calcareous, movable spines …   English World dictionary

  • Sea urchin — Taxobox name = Sea urchin image width = 250px image caption = Sea urchins, Sterechinus neumayeri regnum = Animalia phylum = Echinodermata subphylum = Echinozoa classis = Echinoidea classis authority=Leske, 1778 subdivision ranks = Subclasses… …   Wikipedia

  • sea urchin —   Wana, wanawana, wana kauila; ina.    ♦ Various kinds: hā uke uke (also, name of a tapa design); hā uke uke iwi loloa, hā uke, hā uka uka, hā ue ue, hāku eku e, hāwa e, hālula, pūnohu, hulu anai, niho, hailimoa.    ♦ Sea urchin meat, alelo, poke …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • sea urchin — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sea urchin : singular sea urchin plural sea urchins a small round animal that lives in the sea and has a hard shell with sharp points …   English dictionary

  • sea urchin — noun shallow water echinoderms having soft bodies enclosed in thin spiny globular shells • Hypernyms: ↑echinoderm • Hyponyms: ↑edible sea urchin, ↑Echinus esculentus, ↑sand dollar, ↑heart urchin • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sea Urchin Editions — is a small, independent publishing house from Rotterdam, The Netherlands. It was founded in 2000 by Dutch artist Ben Schot and publishes works from the avant garde and counterculture.Some of the authors published by Sea Urchin Editions are: Henri …   Wikipedia

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