sea cucumber

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A sea cucumber

Etymology[edit]

Named in reference to its appearance. The term first appeared in common use in the 19th century, perhaps borrowed from another European language, like French concombre de mer.

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sea cucumber (plural sea cucumbers)

  1. An echinoderm of the class Holothuroidea, with an elongated body and leathery skin.

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