from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The sea-cucumbers, holothurians, or Holothurioidea.
- n. A genus of sea-slugs, typical of the family Holothuriidæ.
- n. [lowercase] An individual of this genus.
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- n. type genus of the Holothuridae
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Many creatures are unattached but motionless, as is the case with oysters and the so-called holothuria.
"Listen." 1 read aloud to Kwan: --- Caninecutlets, bird fricassee, stewed holothuria, worms, and snakes.
The yield of the trawling was extraordinarily abundant; large asterids, crinoids, sponges, holothuria, a gigantic sea-spider (Pycnogonid), masses of worms, crustacea, &c.
Near where we stood the ground was rather more open, and we saw the black mud covered with numberless marine animals, sea-urchins, _holothuria_, or sea-slugs, crabs, and several other creatures, many of brilliant hues, which contrasted curiously with the dark mud over which they were crawling.
Thus, too, the same power of progressive individuation articulates the tentacula of the polypus and holothuria into antennæ; thereby manifesting the full emersion and eminency of irritability as a power which acts in, and gives its own character to, that of reproduction.
In the future, 1 shall strive to be less than honourable 1 1 put the journal down. 1 wonder what holothuria is. "