Examples of urchin in a Sentence
we could never resist the little urchin's pleas for candy
Recent Examples of urchin from the Web
They’ve been led there by street urchins: children offering another reminder that the future is now.
Guerrilla Tacos The food truck known for its inventive tacos—think sea urchin and duck-heart confit—will open a brick-and-mortar location later this year.
Around the 26-minute mark Headley shares a scene with Beatty, in a car at night, with a sleeping urchin (Charlie Korsmo) between them in the front seat.
Or, if the question was straightforward enough, how to use the encyclopedia to figure out, say, how big sea urchins could get.
Along with sea urchins and starfish, sea cucumbers belong to a group called echinoderms.
Local ingredients, especially fish, remain the focus: scallops, oysters, sea urchin, mussels, clams, crab, cod and roe all appear on a sample menu.
For this Bay Area decorator, who worked at the Wiseman Group and was a principal for Jay Jeffers prior to venturing out on her own, Mother Nature is also a fount of inspiration, from the shapes of trees to the hues of sea urchins.
Splurge on a bottle of champagne and enjoy the pressed duck, sea urchin pâté, and sardines.
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Origin and Etymology of urchin
Middle English yrchoun, urchoun, from Anglo-French heriçun, hirechoun, from Old French *eriz, from Latin ericius, from eris; akin to Greek chēr hedgehog
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
URCHIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of urchin for English Language Learners
: a usually poor and dirty child who annoys people or causes minor trouble
URCHIN Defined for Kids
History for urchin
The English word urchin first meant “hedgehog.” In the 1500s some people seem to have compared mischievous children to hedgehogs and began calling them urchins. The sea urchin got its name because it has spines like a hedgehog.
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