An echinoderm that has a thick, wormlike body with tentacles around the mouth. They typically have rows of tube feet along the body and breathe by means of a respiratory tree.
- Class Holothuroidea.
- One end of the sea cucumber is its mouth, recognizable by a fringe of tentacles.
- The salted and cured viscera of the Selenka sea cucumber, considered a delicacy of Japanese cuisine, is very expensive and difficult to find in the United States.
- First, the skin of the sea cucumber is removed to avoid its bitter taste.
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Syllabification: sea cu·cum·ber
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