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sea cucumber

noun
1.
any echinoderm of the class Holothuroidea, having a long, leathery body with tentacles around the anterior end.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605
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British Dictionary definitions for sea cucumber

sea cucumber

noun
1.
any echinoderm of the class Holothuroidea, having an elongated body covered with a leathery skin and bearing a cluster of tentacles at the oral end. They usually creep on the sea bed or burrow in sand
Word Origin
C17: so named because of its cucumber-like shape
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sea cucumber  
See holothurian.
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