from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various cucumber-shaped echinoderms of the class Holothuroidea, having a flexible body with tentacles surrounding the mouth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an echinoderm of the class Holothuroidea, with an elongated body and leathery skin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Any large holothurian, especially one of those belonging to the genus Pentacta, or Cucumaria, as the common American and European species. (P. frondosa).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Some or any holothurian; a trepang or bêche-de-mer: also called sea-pudding, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. echinoderm having a flexible sausage-shaped body, tentacles surrounding the mouth and tube feet; free-living mud feeders


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