oursin

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Etymology[edit]

The first attestation of the word (1549) is Provençal orsin de mar, compare with its French synonym hérisson de mer, with Portuguese ouriço-do-mar, Italian riccio di mare, Spanish erizo de mar, English urchin or hurcheon all deriving from Latin ericius which also gives French hérisson

Noun[edit]

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oursin m (plural oursins)

  1. sea urchin
    Sur certains points les plus fréquentés de Marseille, on étale les coquillages les plus savoureux, les plus appétissants : les moules, les clovisses, les oursins, les [raires, les huîtres. (in Journal officiel, 4 juin 1873)

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