holothurian

noun
ho·​lo·​thu·​ri·​an | \ ˌhō-lə-ˈthu̇r-ē-ən How to pronounce holothurian (audio) , -ˈthyu̇r-, ˌhä-\

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holothurian adjective

First Known Use of holothurian

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for holothurian

New Latin Holothuria, a sea cucumber genus (going back to Latin, plural of holothūrion, zoophyte-like sea creature of uncertain identity, borrowed from Greek holothoúrion, of obscure origin) + -an entry 1

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