sea cucumber

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A sea cucumber

EtymologyEdit

From sea +‎ cucumber, named in reference to its appearance. The term first appeared in common use in the 19th century, perhaps calqued from another European language, like French concombre de mer.

NounEdit

sea cucumber (plural sea cucumbers)

  1. An echinoderm of the class Holothuroidea, with an elongated body and leathery skin.
    Synonyms: bêche-de-mer, holothurian, trepang
    Hyponym: swimming sea cucumber

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