sea urchin

noun

Definition of sea urchin

: any of numerous echinoderms (class Echinoidea) that are usually enclosed in thin brittle globular tests covered with movable spines

Examples of sea urchin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But fishers and divers are reluctant because the otters like to feast on valuable species like Dungeness crab, sea urchin and abalone. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 May 2022 Although the menu changes often, other recent standouts included cuttlefish and Iberian pork jowl tartare (subbed out for sea urchin for the pescatarian at the table—delicious) with almond milk and caviar, and steak tartare over bone marrow. Ann Abel, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 But two other species have since been affected, including the rock boring sea urchin and the West Indian sea egg. DÁnica Coto, ajc, 14 Apr. 2022 But two other species have since been affected, including the rock boring sea urchin and the West Indian sea egg. DÁnica Coto, Sun Sentinel, 14 Apr. 2022 Popular starters include the Cuscuz Paulista with corn polenta, quail eggs and Santa Barbara sea urchin; Casquinha de siri with crab meat; and the Steak tartare Angus with black tucupi mayo and cured yolks. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2022 In mid-March, the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba reported similar deaths, noting that 50% of the sea urchin population in its harbor was dead a week later. DÁnica Coto, ajc, 14 Apr. 2022 In mid-March, the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba reported similar deaths, noting that 50% of the sea urchin population in its harbor was dead a week later. DÁnica Coto, Sun Sentinel, 14 Apr. 2022 For certain fish, however, including 79 percent of red salmon, 56 percent of crab and 47 percent of sea urchin imported into Japan, Russia is the dominant supplier. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sea urchin

1591, in the meaning defined above

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More Definitions for sea urchin

sea urchin

noun

Kids Definition of sea urchin

: a small sea animal that is related to the starfish, lives on the sea bottom, and is enclosed in a roundish shell covered with spines that can move

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