sea cucumber

noun
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of sea cucumber

: any of a class (Holothurioidea) of echinoderms having a tough muscular elongate body with tentacles surrounding the mouth called also holothurian

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First Known Use of sea cucumber

1841


SEA CUCUMBER Defined for Kids

sea cucumber

noun

Definition of sea cucumber for Students

: a sea animal that is related to the starfish and has a flexible muscular body shaped like a cucumber

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