Definition of echinus in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɪˈkʌɪnəs


  • 1 Zoology A sea urchin.
    • Genus Echinus, class Echinoidea: several species
  • 2 Architecture A rounded moulding below an abacus on a Doric or Ionic capital.


late Middle English: via Latin from Greek ekhinos 'hedgehog, sea urchin'.

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