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holothurian


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Holothurian  \Hol`o*thu"ri*an\,  a.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Belonging  to  the  Holothurioidea.  --  n.  One  of  the 
  Holothurioidea. 
 
  Note:  Some  of  the  species  of  Holothurians  are  called  {sea 
  cucumbers},  {sea  slugs},  {trepang},  and  {b[^e]che  de 
  m[`e]r}.  Many  are  used  as  food,  esp.  by  the  Chinese. 
  See  {Trepang}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  holothurian 
  n  :  echinoderm  having  a  flexible  sausage-shaped  body,  tentacles 
  surrounding  the  mouth  and  tube  feet;  free-living  mud 
  feeders:  sea  cucumbers  [syn:  {sea  cucumber}] 




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